Next steps for Bradbourne Lakes | Sevenoaks District Council

Next steps for Bradbourne Lakes

Published: Thursday, 16th December 2021

Sevenoaks District Council and The Kent Wildlife Trust have moved one-step closer to securing funding for the improvements of Bradbourne Lakes in Sevenoaks.

Earlier in the year, the two organisations jointly submitted the initial application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £550,000 of funding. Last week (Wednesday 8 December), the Council received the news it could move onto the next stage of the application for the enhancements of the popular Bradbourne Lakes.

If successful, the improvements will include dredging the lakes, repairing the lake edges, walls and ornamental features, improving water quality and upgrading the paths to make the area accessible to a greater number of people.

Cllr Margot McArthur says: “We are really excited to move to the next phase of securing funding for Bradbourne Lakes. We know this area is very special to residents and we are doing all we can to get the £1.2 million funding contribution needed for these improvements.

“We’ll begin work right away on the next stage of the process and keep residents updated as we progress.

“The Council has already secured £252,000 towards the improvements from home-builders under the 'Community Infrastructure Levy', a charge collected by the Council on new, larger developments in the District.”

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