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.....Rescuing Romney House

Romney House Cat Rescue has operated as a rescue centre since 1998, working with a number of animal welfare groups such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Cats Protection League and the RSPCA.

Since 2006 planning officials from Bromley Council visited the centre on a number of occasions after complaints were made that the site had intensified its use, but after photographic evidence was compared and inspections carried out, the owners were told they did not require planning permission or material change of use. They were advised - and were preparing - to apply for a certificate of lawfulness to stop further problems.

A recent newspaper article in support of the centre mistakenly wrote that the centre has 150 cats in residency, instead of homing approximately 150 a year. The article was brought to the council's attention and Romney House was told they were no longer entitled to apply for the certificate of lawfulness and planning consent would need to be applied for. The paper wrote in support that the information they printed was incorrect and Romney House sent two invitations to planning officials to visit the centre. The next correspondence from the council was an enforcement of closure notice for december 14th in the approach to Christmas!

The centre is self-funded and non-profit-making. It was in no financial position to enter into a legal battle with the Council through legal representation. It has rescued, saved and nursed back to health many hundreds if not thousands of cats since 1998 and thousands of future cats would suffer should the centre have been closed.

Thank you for your support & generous donations to our cause, the centre can now continue its work having won the appeal.

Without your encouragements & donations we would have been forced to accept the notices & have been forced to cease operating.

The notices have been quashed & retracted

 

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Please consider making a contribution to our charity, anything you give will directly benefit the animals.

They were given a spirited message via all your support & generous contributions, and now we would like to support them in the future too!

If you would like to do more to help our centre & help the cats currently in our care, please click on the paypal link (above left) & donate £1 or anything you can.

If you would like to make a donation with a cheque, please make it payable to "Romney House Cat Rescue". Please send it to the address below.

 

Silvana Valentino-Locke
Romney House
Luxted Road
Downe
BR6 7JX

Thank you.
What harm is a collection of sheds containing rescue cats doing here?

What harm is a collection of sheds containing rescue cats doing here?

Romney House Cat Rescue - owners residence & roadside perspective

Romney House Cat Rescue - owners residence & roadside perspective

The rescue sheds are grouped together, on their own at the rear of the property beyond the EXISTING outbuilding!

The rescue sheds are grouped together, on their own at the rear of the property beyond the EXISTING outbuilding!

Its just a few wooden sheds housing domestic cats!?

Its just a few wooden sheds housing domestic cats!?

apprehensive

apprehensive

afraid

afraid

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