We are proposing to regenerate the former Swanley Working Men’s Club site and the adjoining Bevan Place car park.
The site in Swanley High Street had a number of uses over many years. During the Victorian period, it consisted of high-density housing. In later years it was home to the town’s Working Men’s Club and a small car park. After the Club closed, we purchased the site as part of our plans to regenerate the southern entrance to Swanley.
We are now proposing to build a new development consisting of housing, shops and a new, green public space.
Protecting the environment is at the heart of the proposals with energy efficient homes, electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking. The proposals includes new trees and other green planting.
The development, consisting of 92 much-needed new homes plus retail space on the ground floor, would follow the curve of the site to provide the biggest possible green communal area. To celebrate the town’s heritage as a supplier of fruit and flowers to local and London markets, the development would include an ‘edible’ garden where fruit trees and edible plants would be grown for the public to enjoy.
We ran a public consultation in December 2021 asking for views on our initial ideas. You will have another opportunity to comment on the proposals when we lodge a planning application in 2022. If planning permission is granted, work could begin in 2023.