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Have your say on the future development of Swanley and Hextable

PUBLISHED: 14:39 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:39 08 February 2016

Swanley town centre

Swanley town centre

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A consultation starts today gathering the public's views for the area

A series of consultation events on the future development of Swanley and neighbouring Hextable start today.

The events are aiming to seek public opinion on topics including Swanley’s town centre, transport, leisure facilities, business space, and now homes in town and neighbouring village.

The sessions are being hosted at 39 Swanley Centre, next to Wilko, for the rest of this week until Saturday, between 11am and 4pm.

Sessions will also be running in Hextable Village Hall, College Road, on Tuesday from 9am to 12 noon and on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.

Response from the sessions will go towards a “Masterplan”, helping residents identify what could be built in the area over the next two decades.

Peter Fleming, leader of Sevenoaks District Council said: “As we begin work on a new plan, which will shape the area for many years to come, we want local people to tell us about the improvements they want to see in their area in terms of shopping, restaurants, retail, leisure, open spaces, transport and new homes.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to shape the place they live now and into the future so I would urge local people to come and meet us at one of the drop in sessions and have their say on the future of the Swanley and Hextable.”

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