The Parish Council met in the parish hall on Monday March 5. The meeting began with the Open
Session which gives residents the chance to bring matters to the council's attention. This was followed
by a report from Larry Krause, borough councillor, who confirmed that the grant towards the new
chairs had been paid from his ABC fund; and there will an update on the lorry parking experimental
overnight ban at the upcoming ABC/KCC joint transportation meeting.
An amended application for the Wheel (now for one pair of semi-detached houses and a 3-bed
detached) was supported. No objection was raised to an application for an extension at a property in
Westwell Lane, Tutt Hill. An update on the Local Plan was given: the Parish Council will submit
comments on policies relevant to the sites allocated in the parish, and leaflet nearby homes. The
Parish Council will respond to ABC's consultation on Gypsy & Traveller Issues and Options. When
planning permission was granted to Tarmac to extend its out-of-hours working, a condition was
imposed that part of Watery Lane would be resurfaced, works begin on April 9.
The financial report was followed by an update on works to which the Council is committed, including
plans for a storage container on the playing field for use by the players; repairs to the hall access
track; remedial works to the matting on the parking area by the hall.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on March 26 at 7.30pm in the parish hall, and will include a
presentation on the Sandyhurst Lane Residents' Association in light of the parish boundary change in
Details of correspondence received were given and followed by reports from councillors on: Kent
Association of Local Councils, Action with Communities in Rural Kent, Highways issues, Tree Warden,
Hall Management Committee, Playing Field Association, lorry parking, broadband provision in the
The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm in the parish hall, all meetings are open
to the public and all are welcome.