Neighbourhood Plan – what do you think?

Fawkham Parish Council are considering preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the village.

This would be a lengthy process and impact the village as a whole and, before we decide, we would like to hear your views. We are delivering a leaflet to all houses in the village which outlines the main points of a Neighbourhood Plan, the implications of preparing one, and how to contact us to give us your views. Please let us know what you think by December 14th.

We want to hear what you think – please let us know if you’d like us to go ahead with this.

We will hold an online Zoom meeting on 3rd December at 7.30pm to discuss the idea and answer queries and questions you may have. If you’d like to attend, please email and we will send the password.

If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting, you can:

  • Email us at
  • Send us a letter addressed to The Clerk, Hillside Cottage, Castle Hill, DA3 7BQ
  • Phone us on 07503 651138 to arrange a telephone conversation
  • Contact us

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan sets out a community’s vision for their area and puts policies in place that will shape the future. It is a tool that gives communities statutory powers to help shape their local area.

A Neighbourhood Plan is:

  • A legal document that sets out planning policies for the local area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than by Sevenoaks District Council
  • A powerful tool to guide future development.

Please see the Neighbourhood Plan page for more details.

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Leaflet delivered in November 2020