An Enforcement Notice was issued by the Sevenoaks District Council
for land at North East of Westwood Farm West of M25 and South of
Redmans Lane, Rock Hill, Orpington, Kent on 1st March 2010.
The main points are shown below and the
can be downloaded as a PDF file.
1. THIS IS A FORMAL NOTICE which is issued by the Council because it
appears to them that there has been a breach of planning control,
under section 171A(1)(a) of the above Act, at the land described below.
They consider that it is expedient to issue this notice, having regard to
the provisions of the development plan and to other material planning
2. THE LAND AFFECTED
Land at North East of Westwood Farm West of M25 and South of
Redmans Lane, Rock Hill, Orpington, Kent shown edged with a bold
black line on the attached plan.
3. THE BREACH OF PLANNING CONTROL ALLEGED
Without planning permission, the making of a material change of the
use of the land from the keeping of horses to residential caravan site
for touring caravans.
4. REASONS FOR THIS NOTICE
It appears to the Council that the above breach of planning control has
occurred within the last ten years.
The land lies within the Metropolitan Green Belt and AONB where strict
policies of restraint apply as set out in PPG2, Policy SP5 of the South
East Plan and Policy EN4 and EN6 of the Sevenoaks District Plan.
The use is inappropriate development harmful to the maintenance of
the character of the Green Belt and to its openness. The Council does
not consider that planning permission should be given, because
planning conditions could not overcome these objections to the
5. WHAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO
Within three (3) months of the date on which this notice takes effect:
- Permanently cease the use of the Land as a residential caravan site.
- Remove all mobile homes and touring caravans from the Land.
- Remove all hardstandings and cesspit from the Land.
- Restore the land to its former condition before the development ook place.
6. WHEN THIS NOTICE TAKES EFFECT
This notice takes effect on 2nd April 2010 unless an appeal is made
against it beforehand.