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Local Planning Applications
Local planning applications are listed under the parish of Badgers Mount, but as some applications which can affect Badgers Mount are part of the parish of Halstead there are options below to search for both parishes in the ward of "Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount".

Planning for:
Ward Halstead, Knockholt & Badgers Mount Parish: *BADGERS MOUNT*

UPDATE: Above search changed to search for 'All Wards' as SDC have some invalid references!

Planning for:
Ward Halstead, Knockholt & Badgers Mount Parish: *HALSTEAD*

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Sevenoaks District Council Planning

SDC Planning website 'home page' for Planning News, Online Planning Services, Pre-application Enquiries, Planning Enforcement and further information can be found here: SDC PLANNING HOME.

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Archive Search
Now Badgers Mount has it's own Parish Council (April 2015) a new search has been added above.
The old search for planning applications in Badgers Mount when we were part of Shoreham has been left below for reference.

Planning for:
Ward Halstead, Knockholt & Badgers Mount Parish: *SHOREHAM*

GREEN BELT

Map of Badgers Mount Green Belt/AONB
Badgers Mount Green Belt Map
(Also see the interactive planning map below for more Green Belt options)

AONB/Green Belt Map of Badgers Mount (PDF)

Showing planning policies:
EN6 - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
EN7 - Special Landscape Area
EN17(B) - Site on Nature Conservation Interest
GB1 - Metropolitan Green Belt
S3A - Local Centres
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Further details can be viewed on the Sevenoaks District Council's SDC Planning Policy

Interactive Planning Map

SDC have introduced (10/1/2019) an interactive planning map outlining local constraints and designations:
maps.sevenoaks.gov.uk/planning or click the map below.
The map shows Green Belt, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), Ward, Parish, District Boundaries, Public Rights of Way, Local Plan Allocation, etc.
SDC planning map - Green Belt, TPOs

Badgers Mount is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and largely within the London (Metropolitan) Green Belt area. See the Kent Landscape Information System website for more information.

SDC - LOCAL PLAN

2021 Local Plan consultation portal
The Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan consultation portal: https://planningconsult.sevenoaks.gov.uk/

14th November 2018
The Broke Hill proposal has been removed from the SDC Local Plan.
[See separate section on Broke Hill development proposals.]
You can see the list of removed sites and other details here on the SDC website:
https://cds.sevenoaks.gov.uk/...

2018 Draft Local Plan consultation
Visit SDC website to view details

The deadline (10th September 2018) for submitting comments has now passed - submitted comments can be viewed by clicking the map below and going to the relevant proposed development site.

Sevenoaks District Council have created an interactive map showing the proposed development sites. CLICK the map to open - you then need to search for Badgers Mount.

The plan shows 194 houses in the Conway (ex MOD) site, 21 by the Old London Road roundabout, 800 at Broke Hill. Use the interactive map to view all the proposed local developments.

Local Plan - SDC interactive map

"CALL FOR SITES"
June 2016 - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

View the Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount potential development sites that have been submitted by the land owners on the SDC website.
PDF document 11 shows our local sites including 200 houses in the FM Conway (ex-MOD) site and 10 houses in a field in Badgers Road.

Local non-residential planning applications of interest

Crematorium/Cemetery | Fort Halstead | Broke Hill | Jenkins Neck Woods | SDC Local Plan

25/11/15

Jenkins Neck Woods

SDC are proposing to sell this woodland - further details: Jenkins Neck Woods

Crematorium/Cemetery Planning Applications

Numerous planning applications at three different sites within Halstead/Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks have been submitted.

1) SEPT 2013: PLANNING APPLICATION 13/02415/FUL
Crematorium and Burial Ground planning application.
London Road, Halstead (field opposite Polhill Garden Centre).
View application on the SDC website
Change of use of land for the erection of a new crematorium, associated car park, access road and gardens of remembrance, and area for natural and traditional burials.
Land South Of Orchard Barn London Road Halstead KENT

Decision published 8th November 2013: REFUSED
16th December 2013: APPEAL LODGED
10th March 2014: APPEAL DISMISSED

2) NOVEMBER 2013: PLANNING APPLICATION 13/03178/FUL
Additional Crematorium application not related to the above
This is in the adjacent field to the above application.
Demolition of 4 buildings & a silo. Change of use of land for the erection of a new crematorium, memorial garden, fencing, landscaping and car parking, together with new entrance gateway off internal access road. Land North Of Oak Tree Farm London Road Badgers Mount Halstead KENT TN14 7AB
View application on the SDC website
28th March 2014: REFUSED
1st May 2014: APPEAL LODGED
19th December 2014: DECISION: APPEAL ALLOWED
Planning Inspectorate reference: APP/G2245/W/14/2217055 View Decision
(As of writing Jan 2020, this reference is no longer found on the Planning Inspectorate website)

"The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for a crematorium, memorial garden, landscaping and car parking at land north of Oak Tree Farm, London Road, Halstead, Kent, TN14 7AB in accordance with the terms of the application, Ref SE/13/03178/FUL, dated 24 October 2013, subject to the conditions in the attached schedule."

30th January 2015: High Court Challenge Claim
6th February 2017: High Court DECISION
See SDC Planning Application link above for details.

3) WATERCROFT WOODS - Halstead, Kent
NOVEMBER 2013
: PLANNING APPLICATION 13/03353/FUL
Third Crematorium application approx. 1 mile from the two above
Proposed Chapel/crematorium, relocation of the ancillary car park and erection of a woodman's shed.
Watercrofts Wood, Old London Road, Badgers Mount Kent.
View application on the SDC website
19th March 2014
: WITHDRAWN
25th JUNE 2014
: New application submitted:
14/02003/FUL Erection of Chapel/Crematorium, provision of ancillary car park and erection of a woodman's shed. Watercrofts Wood Old London Road Badgers Mount Kent.
View application on the SDC website
30th January 2015: REFUSED

New application for a crematorium at WATERCROFT WOODS - Halstead, Kent
7th AUGUST 2019 - New planning application:
19/02317/FUL Watercrofts Wood Old London Road Badgers Mount Kent
Proposed crematorium by the extension of the existing chapel.
View application on the SDC website
17th December 2019 Appeal lodged.
8th January 2020 APPEAL STARTED:
Planning Inspectorate reference: APP/G2245/W/19/3243177 View Appeal
Date of hearing: 16th December 2020
27th January 2021: DECISION: APPEAL ALLOWED

"The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for single storey extension to existing chapel building to provide a crematorium at Bluebell Cemetery, Watercroft Woods."

CEMETERY
NOTE: There is also a planning application for a cemetery at this same location.
UPDATE: Bluebell Cemetery opened in the summer of 2019.

WATERCROFTS WOOD CEMETERY
Halstead, Kent
APRIL 2015 15/01244/LDCEX
Watercrofts Wood, Old London Road, Badgers Mount Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 7AE
To establish that planning permission SE/10/00079/FUL (Erection of a chapel and maintenance shed, car park and ancillary facilities, Amended plans received 11.03.2010 showing amended siting of proposed buildings to take account of protected trees) was implemented.
View application on the SDC website
19th June 2015: REFUSED
15th Sept 2015: APPEAL LODGED
Planning Inspectorate reference
: APP/G2245/X/15/3134599
View Appeal on the Appeals Casework Portal

9th May 2016: APPEAL ALLOWED
Summary of decision: "The appeal is allowed and a lawful development certificate is issued".
Use link above for further details.

19th October 2016 - New planning application:
16/03186/FUL Watercrofts Wood Old London Road Badgers Mount Kent.
Proposed chapel, maintenance store, access, car parking and associated landscaping
.
View application on the SDC website
27th January 2017: DECISION: GRANTED

9th July 2018 - New planning application:
18/02164/MMA Watercrofts Wood Old London Road Badgers Mount Kent
Minor material amendment to application 16/03186/FUL for the (Proposed chapel, maintenance store, access, car parking and associated landscaping) to re-position some external windows and doors, open canopy and introduction of resomation burial system equipment.
View application on the SDC website
NOTE: The application describes 'Resomation' as Natural water cremation.
26th September 2018: REFUSED

 

Fort Halstead

DSTL Fort Halstead, Crow Drive, Halstead, Sevenoaks KENT TN147BU
Fort Halstead development plans

October 2019
Hybrid application comprising, in outline: development of business space (use classes B1a/b/c) of up to 27,659 sq m GEA; works within the X enclave relating to energetic testing operations, including fencing, access, car parking; development of up to 750 residential dwellings; development of a mixed use village centre (use classes A1/A3/A4/A5/B1a/D1/D2); primary school; change of use of Fort Area and bunkers to Historic Interpretation Centre (use class D1) with workshop space and; associated landscaping, works and infrastructure. In detail: demolition of existing buildings; change of use and works including extension and associated alterations to buildings Q13 and Q14 including landscaping and public realm, and primary and secondary accesses to the site.
View application on the SDC website.

January 2019
A new website address for Fort Halstead updates: www.jtp.co.uk/projects/fort-halstead
The above link contains information on a "Pre-application Consultation Exhibition" on 12th January 2019.

The www.forthalstead.com website contains further details and the latest news.
July 2016: The Fort Halstead website address is currently unavailable/for sale.
See above for new website link.

March 2015
Outline Planning Application submitted for Fort Halstead:
Outline planning permission for the demolition of buildings and development of a mixed-use development comprising a business area (Use Classes B1 and B2 with ancillary energetic material testing) of up to 27,000 sq m GEA, 450 residential units, a hotel of up to 80 beds, a village centre (Use Classes A1-A3, B1a, D1 and D2), use of the Fort Area and bunkers as an historic interpretation centre (Use Class D1) with ancillary workshop space, and works associated with the development including roads, landscaping, security fencing, formal and informal open space, pedestrian, cyclist and public transport infrastructure, utilities infrastructure, sustainable urban drainage system, cycle and car parking (with all matters reserved); and detailed approval for two access points at Otford Lane/Crow Drive (primary) and Star Hill (secondary).
View application on the SDC website.
 
30/12/2015: GRANT OF OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION
View decision using the link above.

 

Broke Hill Golf Course

STONEHOUSE PARK - Garden Village

March 2020 - Amended Planning Application
19/02616/OUT | Outline application for residential development of up to 800 dwellings, incl. affordable housing units and self-build plots; retirement care community for up to 180 C2 units; primary school hub with associated sports facilities/outdoor space; sports hub incl. rugby and hockey pitches with separate car park and clubhouse areas; 2 ha of commercial B1 use; local centre incl. commercial, retail & community facilities and undercroft car parking for Knockholt station; country park/ open space incl. landscaping, infrastructure & groundworks; with all matters reserved except for access. | Former Broke Hill Golf Course Sevenoaks Road Halstead Kent TN14 7HR
Same SDC link as below...

September 2019 - Planning application:
19/02616/OUT | Outline application for residential development of up to 850 dwellings, incl. affordable housing units and self-build plots; up to 4.75 ha of retirement living; primary school hub with associated sports facilities/outdoor space; sports hub incl. rugby and hockey pitches with separate car park and clubhouse areas; 2 ha of commercial B1 use; local centre incl. commercial, retail & community facilities and undercroft car parking for Knockholt station; country park/ open space incl. landscaping, infrastructure & groundworks; with all matters reserved except for access. | Former Broke Hill Golf Course Sevenoaks Road Halstead Kent TN14 7HR
View application on the SDC website
29th January 2021: REFUSED
15th April 2021: APPEAL LODGED
Planning Inspectorate reference: APP/G2245/W/21/3273188 View Appeal

The developers (Quinn Estates) have also created a website: www.stonehouse-park.com

1st March 2018
There is a proposed housing development (by Quinn Estates) on the land which was previously Broke Hill Golf Course.
This proposed development has been included in the Draft Local Plan.

HALSTEAD GREEN BELT FUTURE GROUP
Local Halstead residents have also created a dedicated website: www.halstead-gbf.org.uk

 

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Archived Planning Updates

Archived non-residential local planning applications

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Waste and Mineral Sites Development Plan

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