Chris Lewis of SDC who was Head of Planning Services and now been moved to Head of Special Projects regarding J11 at Stanford has been tasked with developing the Reuben Brothers investment at Westhanger Racecourse.
This time around a “mixed development” will have to be put in place to overcome the Planning Inspector’s initial NO.
Exactly who is behind this is unknown. Is it an SDC idea or is it the Local Tory party looking to fulfill their housing quota as presently they are 1042 units short according to all the information in the public domain.
In an area where a lorry park may well be placed and land bought by SDC less than a mile away, these are anxious times for residents of Sellindge, Westenhanger and Stanford.
“Plans for 820 homes near the site have been removed after the government’s planning inspector denied redevelopment on the grounds that too many homes were proposed.”
SDC are to attempt it again with less houses and other forms of development. What they will be has not been identified exactly yet by Shepwayvox. The only people who would have a better idea than us are:
Do contact them if you are concerned and please do not listen to any flannel.