Westbere Parish Plan – The Vision

Westbere parish plan The Vision and Action Plan was completed by residents of the village in 2011. The document is now adopted by the parish council who with residents’ help will work to achieve the actions. If you feel you can help in any way to achieve any of these please contact the Clerk.

 Immediate and short term actions in the Action Plan

To view the full document with sections for index, acknowledgements, foreword, executive summary, introduction, Westbere’s challenges, demographics, archaeology and historic environment, biodiversity, amenities, communication, safety and security, spatial planning and design, sustainability and full action plan click here However please note, anyone viewing the documents is expected to comply with the copyright statement on the verso of the contents page regarding reproduction of any part of the document without permission from Westbere Parish Council.

For details of the birds study click here and map for bird areas and locations click here 

For details of Westbere people and societies click here 

For Westbere demographics and electorate information click here 

For a copy of the Westbere scoping study click here 

To see the survey for residents click here 

To see the survey for businesses click here

To see the results of the survey click here

To read about the parish council section of the parish plan click here

Highways measures sought in the Plan – read the parish council letter to Kent Highways sent August 2014 – and their response

Parish boundary changes with effect from 02 May 2019: The boundaries of both parishes and wards are periodically reviewed by the Government and the Local Boundary Commission. The parish boundary shown in this Parish Plan accurately reflects the boundary of Westbere in 2011 at the time of publication.

However, a Governance Review exercise led by Canterbury City Council began in 2016 and following public consultation considered changes which were finalised in 2018 and actioned in 2019 to take effect from the parish council elections of 2 May 2019. The aim of these new changes was to both reflect the changing development of Kent and the increase in housing numbers, and to reflect the identity of the new emerging communities better.

The result was that, with effect from May 2019, the parish of Westbere lost 15 houses along Island Road and the industrial park to a new parish council created for Hersden, which also comes into existence from 2 May 2019.

And two outline permissions for development of the Hoplands Farm and The Old Colliery site, for circa 250 and 370 homes respectively, previously in the Westbere parish boundary, also move to the new Hersden parish.

The new parish boundaries are identified on the following maps: Map of Westbere post May 2019 and Map of new Hersden parish post May 2019