The 2015 planning consent has now lapsed but the developer is reluctant to proceed or sell the site until the original high purchase price can be validated. The Society continues to engage with SDC to find a solution to this eyesore at the approach to Sevenoaks.

The Farmers Pub Site, London Road

The Society continues to press SDC to use all means available to the Council including the threat of compulsory purchase to get the Farmers site into development. The President has written to the Leaders of the Conservative and Liberal-democrat parties on the District and Town Councils, and to the Chief Executive and Chief Planning officer of the District Council, with a detailed Proposal for the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order. The aim is to achieve a better-designed building with a substantial affordable housing element.

Letter to Chronicle Nov 2020

Farmers Site Press Notice Nov 2020

Chairman's statement Nov 2020