Ward Boundaries Are Changing

The boundaries of the borough’s 22 wards will be changing with effect from the next council elections, scheduled for May 2022.

The number of councillors across the borough will also be reduced slightly to 58 from 60 in the final map published by the Local Government Boundary Commission last week.

Hayes and Coney Hall ward will remain but Hayesford Park, to the north of Mead Way, will move to Bromley Town Ward, while Keston village will join the ward in the south in echoes of the old Hayes and Keston ward that existed before the 1980s. The ward will continue to be represented by three councillors.

The recommendations are expected to be approved by Parliament next spring.

Stevenson’s Heating Site Setback

We have been asked by a number of residents recently what is happening to the old Stevenson’s Heating site in West Common Road, for which planning permission had been granted for retirement flats.

Sadly with so many changes in the market the developers reviewed the scheme and have decided not to purchase the site.

We are disappointed with the news, given that the plans had a significant degree of local support, but respect the decision. We will now be watching closely to see who might show a new interest in the site and for what purpose.