2nd April 2017
On Thursday 9 March the Cabinet at Sevenoaks District Council agreed to use a 6 bedroom, West Kent property in Eynsford, to home our first family of Syrian refugees.
29th December 2016
Sevenoaks District Council was the only single district council to receive nearly £100,000 from the Prime Minister’s new trailblazer funding to help prevent homelessness. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40-million-homelessness-prevention-programme-announced
20th October 2016
18th October 2016
Sevenoaks District Council has recently commissioned a housing survey that will be conducted by a specialist independent market research company called ‘arc4’. It is a postal and online survey so I want to assure you that nobody will be knocking on your door! You will receive it in November and if you do have the…
11th May 2016
Today, Brandon Lewes MP and Housing & Planning Minister, hailed a judgment that paves the way for more housebuilding on smaller sites and that will get homes built more easily. But this judgement is bad news for this district.
10th March 2016
We all know that home ownership has declined over the last decade for a whole host of reasons; but the main one is that house prices have increased way above wages. As a result people in the same professions that could easily afford to buy their own home in the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s struggle…
18th January 2016
Last week the Prime Minister delivered an excellent speech on life chances and making sure everyone is society has the same opportunities to succeed. What we must not forget is that a good local housing policy that aims to keep families and communities together, that allows people to live in suitable accommodation (not over crowded,…
18th March 2014
The SDC Gypsy & Traveller Site Plan has been made public today. First, SDC councillors will give their views on the various site options and then it will be opened to public consultation in May/June of this year. Nothing in the document is definitely going ahead, some sites will come out and others will go…
24th October 2013
Today we visited the Sevenoaks District Council’s gipsy site: Romani Way and met the residents and their gorgeous horses.
8th October 2013
Help to Buy launches today – its aim is to help hardworking people get a foot on the housing ladder. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HelpToBuy&src=hash