Planning A New Brewery Part 1
So here we are finally ready to jump hurdle number one in the odyssey to move the brewery into the Town of Westerham. Working closely with the Squerryes Estate we have now submitted plans to Sevenoaks District Council for planning permission to demolish the existing derelict sawmill building at Charmans Farm, Beggars Lane, Westerham, TN16 1QP to construct a new building to house the brewery and the Squerryes Estate Winery.
The arguments we have put forward for the very special circumstances exception to development in the green belt include the fact that we have outgrown our existing facilities at Grange Farm and we are unable to house any more staff on our existing premises. If we are to continue to grow our business we need increased storage facilities.
We plan to sink a borehole at the farm to draw water from the same greensand aquifer that supplied the Black Eagle Brewery until it closed in 1965. We hope you will agree that bringing the brewery back to Westerham will be good for the brewery and good for the Town.
In the meantime here are some drawings and plans of the new brewery. If you want to comment on the plans before the deadline of 12 March 2014 then click here.
Brewery & Winery Plans
Cross Section of Brewery
New Brewery Elevations
Charmans Farm Site Plan