Thank you to everyone who supported KVRA, either in person, with e-mails/letters or in spirit, at the planning committee consideration of the school’s application for the Early Years Foundation Stage classroom last night. Your support has been demonstrated to be powerful and we achieved a sensible conclusion to this long running issue. The children get the space they need and we have secured controls and improvements for the future.
The committee of Councillors granted planning permission for the additional classroom subject to four conditions;
The removal of Permitted Development rights.
The school is restricted to 8 classes only.
The school is restricted to 256 children.
The LBB Transport staff are required to work with local residents on a plan to improve safety and amenity
Residents of Heathfield Road, Lakes Road, Keston Avenue, Keston Gardens and Windmill Drive
With reference to the 4th condition above, would residents of these five roads in particular please talk to neighbours and let KVRA have any suggestions of practical improvements we could press the LBB Transport staff to provide to help make our village safer and better for residents and parents alike.
Of course any ideas from other residents would be welcome too.
The proposed roundabout at the junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road is due to be considered by LBB on 4th November 2014. Once we know the contents of the Officers report following the recent Public Consultation, we will let you know. KVRA are strongly against this proposal and are likely to once again need your support to protect the unique nature of Keston Village from an increasing flow of fast and heavy traffic.
We learnt yesterday that the planning application for a single classroom is to be determined at 7pm next Thursday 23rd October 2014.
The Planning Committee No. 3 meeting will take place at the Civic Centre. This item is the first application on the agenda and is recommended for permission. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to give us the best possible chance to secure a Condition of;
NO FURTHER EXPANSION.
Please click this link for a flyer explaining the background.
We need as many residents to attend as possible to support the KVRA position.
Please diarise and discuss with your neighbours and friends. Remember some elderly residents don’t have e-mail, if possible please print the flyer for them.
If you need transport, please ask neighbours or let me know.
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The attached pdf (or link below) is an electronic copy of the submission in response to the latest planning application from Keston CE School, reference above. Hard copies will be delivered to LBB for yourself and our three Councillors this afternoon.
Click here for the Document Link
For the PDF copy please click here.
The attached document from LBB proposes a roundabout at the junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road. Additionally there is a letter from Spencer Pritchard, a plan of the roundabout and a short questionnaire.
Officers have considered the routes of traffic generally and HGV vehicles in particular and the letter suggests 6 benefits and says the scheme will not significantly increase traffic through Keston Village. We STRONGLY DISAGREE with these assumptions and together with other local groups, with residents’ comments and suggestions we have formulated an alternative proposal (see previous post below) Our proposals would restrict HGV lorries from travelling through the village and improve safety for all.
IF WE ARE TO RESTRICT THE HGV LORRIES AND THE EVER INCREASING VOLUME OF TRAFFIC THROUGH THE VILLAGE AND IMPROVE SAFETY FOR ALL WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW.
Please use the LBB form to cast your vote. If you have difficulties printing the form, please collect a copy from Ravi at the Post Office.
To view the Consultation Questionnaire click here
To view the Consultation Letter click here
During the Autumn KVRA understands that LBB are due to start a public consultation on their proposal for a roundabout to be located at the junction of Heathfield Road and Westerham Road.
The discussion document on the link below is self explanatory and has been developed by KVRA and The Friends of Keston Common (FoKC) initially to seek residents responses. The document proposes that a much more fundamental approach is adopted to reduce the volume and weight of traffic traveling through Keston Village. Your comments are welcomed and can be passed to any KVRA or FoKC member or e-mailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Once all the feedback is received, a final version will be submitted as our response to the LBB public consultation.
Please spend time reading the document as ever increasing traffic levels along Heathfield Road will impact on us all.
The document can be accessed using the following link:
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