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Plans for 3000-home garden village between Swanley and Hextable thrown out

PUBLISHED: 14:19 11 February 2017

A view of the proposed garden village and Swanley Halt station

A view of the proposed garden village and Swanley Halt station

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Cabinet members met on Thursday

The 20-year development of Swanley is set to continue without a proposed garden village.

Sevenoaks District Council heard Swanley and Hextable resident’s views on 27 proposals last year.

But a recent planning committee meeting revealed strong opposition to building a hotel on the town’s recreation ground.

The committee went on to vote against plans to build a 3000-home garden village between the town and neighbouring village.

“We remain committed to helping Swanley and Hextable realise its full potential going into the future,” said Sevenoaks council leader Peter Fleming.

“Resident have shown they are ambitious for their area. They want improved health and leisure facilities and started homes, family homes and new homes for older people, together with improved road and public transport.

“They also want to keep with separate identities while protecting their green spaces for future generation. We will work with the whole community to achieve these goals.”

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