Covers Farm proposal requests 290,000 HGVs to pass though Brasted.
200 HGV movements in an 11 hour day
6 days a week for the next 6 years
The Parish Council wishes to alert you to a planning application made to Kent County Council for the restoration of Covers Farm, which is situated to the West of Westerham. The restoration proposes the import of 800,000 cu.m of infill brought in by road over a period of some 6 years, involving some 200 HGV movements in an 11 hour day, 6 days a week. A minimum of two-thirds of these movements are proposed to travel from the east along the A25 through Brasted and Sundridge, with the remaining third travelling from the north along the A233 through Biggin Hill. This equates to 438,000 HGVs of which 290,000 will pass through Brasted. It is likely that the number of movements will increase rather than decrease or remain the same.
The impact on the village of Brasted is significant and we want villagers to have the chance to comment on this application. The consultation closes on 6th December. Individual comments are always more powerful than joint ones. The Parish Council will be making its own comments and opposing the application.
You can find more information about the project at www.kent.gov.uk/planning, using the planning application number KCC/SE/0495/2018 or typing in Covers Farm in ‘Keyword Search’
Further information can also be found on the Westerham Town Council website www.westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk
and also on the Keep Westerham Green website http://www.keepwesterhamgreen.co.uk/