Stangrove Estate improvements

Stangrove Estate was built in 1950s and 1960s by London County Council and was transferred to the ownership of Sevenoaks District Council in 1974. In 1989, the Council housing was transferred to West Kent Housing Association with Sevenoaks District Council retaining many of the public open spaces.

Today it is a very popular place to live with a vibrant community. but local people have raised concerns about some issues. The Estate was not designed for the number of vehicles trying to park there today and residents have told us there are not enough suitable parking spaces. Many drivers are parking on the green spaces, causing damage.

Following consultation with local residents and stakeholders, plans were drawn up to deal with the concerns and, on 28 January 2022, planning permission was granted to provide:

  • Seven off-street car parks providing 93 new parking spaces
  • A new, larger community shop with a temporary shop provided during the construction works
  • Landscaping improvements
  • 13 new homes providing two 1 bedroom flats, five 2 bedroom houses and six 3 bedroom houses

The new homes will contribute to the cost of the new parking spaces and shop improvements. 

BBS Construction Limited has been contracted to deliver the works on our behalf. The works have now started on site. The construction will be phased to reduce impact on local residents, and will be due for completion by July 2023.