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What you need to know about the TWBC Draft Local Plan

By Mr Chris May Speldhurst Parish Council

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Speldhurst Parish Council Contributor


What is the Tunbridge Wells Draft Local Plan?
You will by now have received the Autumn edition of TWBC’s Local magazine, with an eight page pull out outlining the Draft Local Plan, a new planning strategy for the future of the borough. Since national government policy states that the borough needs 678 new dwellings a year - more than double its previous target - this plan is essential to ensure that development happens in an appropriate way. You can find more information about how to comment on the TWBC website.

Visit the TWBC Draft Local Plan

What Happens Now?
The Plan enters a public consultation period from 20th September - 1st November. The most relevant section of the consultation document for Speldhurst Parish will begin on page 355.
Please do read through the proposals so that you have time to respond before the deadline.
TWBC will then consider all comments, before drafting a revised version for further consultation.
Stay Informed
TWBC’s plan for Speldhurst Parish, its homes, infrastructure and amenities is clearly an important issue. As and when we become aware of any relevant updates we will post these on our website, where you can sign up for news alerts. We will share information on our Facebook page too - please take this opportunity to like and follow us at ‘Speldhurst Parish Council.’
Save the Date
If you have questions or concerns about how the Plan will affect you, a Planning Officer will attend the SPC Autumn Open Meeting at 8pm on Monday 14th October at Speldhurst Village Hall. TWBC have also informed us that plans can be viewed and discussed at the following public exhibitions:
  1. Saturday 21 September: Capel Community Centre, TN12 6RD from 10am-2pm
  2. Tuesday 24 September: Mascalls School Hall, TN12 6LT from 4.30-8pm
  3. Thursday 26 September: Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells from 12noon-7pm
  4. Friday 27 September: Vestry Hall, Cranbrook TN17 3HF from 4-7pm
  5. Saturday 28 September: Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells from 10am-3pm
  6. Monday 30 September: British Legion Unity Hall, Hawkhurst TN18 4AG from 4-7pm
  7. Tuesday 1 October: Horsmonden Village Hall, TN12 8LQ from 4-7pm
  8. Wednesday 2 October: Pembury Village Hall, TN2 4PH from 4-7pm
  9. Thursday 3 October: Mascalls School Hall, TN12 6LT from 4.30-8pm
  10. Friday 4 October: Lamberhurst Village Hall, TN3 8DA from 4-7pm

Contact Information

Mr Chris May

  • 07760 769513

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