frustrating, I know. The property was bought at auction by a developer, who hadn't realised that there was a planning condition requiring a roundabout to be built before development started. He tried to get the permission "split" to allow him to renovate and sell the pub as two properties to fund the roundabout, but the planners weren't having it, and we agree.
We have tried to get him to tidy the place up in the interim, without any success. All we can do is wait. But we do pester the planners to take action, but whilst the building is scruffy, it has not yet deteriorated to the extent that legal action can be taken to protect the public or its listd building status.
moved into my bungalow in jan this year was overjoyed to have a small garden that i could sit out in !!!!unfortunatly like the other 4 bungalows that back onto the main road we havnt a chance in hell to be able to enjoy the garden it---is absolutly high pitched noise from early hours of morning (outsized lorries)till quite late at night --will it ever end???
About to retire and looking to buy a place in borough green to retire to but what is the current position on the rail freight hub. Only just heard about it has a decision been made yet> Could you let us know please
BG-TAG should focus on a new M25 slip-road which would benefit all the villages along the A25 between Wrotham Heath and Sevenoaks. I trust BG-TAG will be consulting with Michael Fallon MP on his proposal to revive the A25 forum.
Greedy developers will undoubtedly get the go-ahead to concrete over swathes of our Green Belt should a by-pass ever be built. The road-rail freight interchange is just another attempt by landowners to override existing planning restrictions.
Just herd about the plans for the rail depot. There must be some way I can contribute to stopping these plans. I would like to be included in any news updates or meetings that might be happening with regard to this.
As a Wrotham Heath resident I would like to raise some points on the freight developement.
We have information which shows the developement in more detail though I cannot say where this information derived at present.
The line of the rail sidings are not where you have indicated on you plan and the so called by-pass is not as straight forward as you seem to show it.
There are several roundabouts on the route and there is a junction with roundabout to be created near to where the Nepica Farm junction is now.
Where the route joins the A20 there is already a major problem with heavy traffic and putting more vehicles into the system at this point is crazy.
This is green belt land part of which is in the AONB, there are numerous clauses in the Kent Structure plan which mention disruption to the views, vehicular movements and the natural environment.
We will see many more freight trains on the line and many of these will be at night, there will be noise and disturbance at all hours of
I travel from Ryarsh to Sundridge every day. I do not want to drive through Borough green, Seal, Riverhead etc, when by opening the slips at Chevening would halve my journey ( and no doubt improve my fuel efficiency) The sooner this situation is rectified the better for all - including residents along the way.
Having attended the last village meeting on this subject, with my wife Rose, I have heard little since. I still display my "Borough Green By-pass Now" sign at the front of my house but no longer see any around the village. Has te Council actually submitted a new planning application and if so what stage is it now at. I can't believe that it has to take 24 months! The Invicta Business Park seems to have increased activity lately and heavy lorries filled with landfill and earth are grinding past my house daily in ever increasing numbers. Even walking my dogs is now getting to be a hazardous affair. God only knows how they are affecting the School further along the road.
Please keep me up to date with any news.
It would appear from the comments made by Stuart Brittle that the factory and Bypass are still on if planning permission can be gained quickly .However I am very cynical concerning KCC's commitment to fast tracking the planning permission.I am led to believe from a reliable source that it will take a minimum of a year to 18 months to get planning. We then have to go through the enquiry again and then it has to be built .Best estimate at least 5 yrs to completion and that's best estimate SOME FAST TRACK!I afraid Celcon may get fed up and go elsewhere.
I attended the meeting last night (27/9/07 I found to much time was given to facts that most of us was aware of and very little time was given to the general public to voice there opinions and ask questions it seemed that there were people just covering there backs for mistakes that have been made over a number of years,the buck will be passed from one department to another and still nothing will be done for another 16 years
If you do not think we need a bypass you was not in BG on Monday morning during the rush hour a complete mess it took me 20mins to get from the station to the end of Western Rd why because 2 Articulated lorries were trying to pass each other
As a newcomer to BG the bypass is is badly needed just look at the high St and Western Rd between 7.30-9.00 and 16.30-18.00"a rat run" there is going to be a fatality very soon if the heavy lorries are not diverted away from the town
Always promised my family we would cut our losses and go if by-pass is a no-no as living on this road pushing a double buggy with 3 children is DANGEROUS. House will be up for sale within next month and I expect so will many others. A shame.
I was in correspondence (like so many of us) with Sandy Bruce-Lockhart in 2002, and suggested the so many seemingly frivolous European projects seemed to be funded by the EU, and I asked why could not EU funds be applied for for this purpose (Many foreign lorries use our village as a rat run) This seemed to touch a nerved with Sir Sandy who tersely replied that "The UK has not won major grants for infrastructure under the year 2000 budget reforms" He did state that the last funding for roads was 1991-1997 !! Has this avenue ever been looked at for funding - is it worth looking at again?
Hi i live in ightham & have been keeping a close eye on the proposed borough green by pass. have you an route that should this go ahead will take & what areas will be affected by the new road.many thanks Mr A Jones.
Recently moved in to Seal and am wondering where the proposed by-pass for Borough Green is intended to "re-connect" to the existing A25. It would obviously make life a lot quieter in Seal, if we could also be by-passed! Am concerned whether the current proposal will make life better or worse for us Seal residence! Your clarification in the matter would be much appreciated. Thank you.
1.KCC members "secret agenda" in frustrating the village's need for a by-pass.
2."Greasy Wallet" developers destroying three of our pubs.
3. TMBC's policy in using BG as the borough "dustbin" for developments unpopular to other areas more reliable in voting for them.