The Weald Village Design Statement steering group has decided to postpone completion of the document. This is, of course, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty it is causing. But it is also a recognition of the fact that Sevenoaks District Council, which would have to approve the Design Statement, is locked in a dispute with the planning inspector over its own Local Plan, with which our Statement needs to be consistent. The group will continue to work on elements of the document not affected by these developments, but it will be necessary to re-examine certain aspects and to amend the draft text in the light of the pandemic’s likely effects and villagers may be consulted for their views on these. Further updates will follow in due course.