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PM says he will protect our vital green belt

PM says he will protect our vital green belt

At Prime Minister's Questions on March 3rd, 2021, Boris Johnson was asked whether he would support Dudley Council and its Mayor, Andy Street in their drive to reduce building on the green belt. His response seemed to suggest his support for building on brownfield land...

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The clock is ticking!

The clock is ticking!

The Save Capel Executive has been organising to prepare for the Regulation 19 Consultations which will run from March 26th to May 21st. We are focusing on the key areas of our challenge to TWBC regarding their proposals for Tudeley Village and East Capel. There is a...

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Four ways you can help us Save Capel

Sign our petition to show the strength of resistance to the plans for Capel

Make a donation to support the costs of saving Capel

Become a member and have your say in our camapign

Buy our exclusive Tudeley Tea

Sing along with Save Capel – Passport to Monaco

Sing along with Save Capel – Passport to Monaco

Long term Capel resident, John Nimmo, and his music producer colleague, Ian Rosam, have written a song designed to highlight the impact of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s (TWBC) plans to build thousands of houses in the Parish.  For many years, John has been an...

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The disproportional impact on CApel

The disproportional impact on CApel

On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Full Council of TWBC met to consider a resolution to approve submitting the Pre-Submission Local Plan (PSLP) to go forward for Regulation 19 Consultation. 46 Councillors attended; one was missing due to illness. After a long discussion,...

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Tonbridge Councillors share their support for Save Capel

Tonbridge Councillors share their support for Save Capel

In our effort to identify the concerns of our neighbours in Tonbridge and Malling (T&M) – c35% of all Save Capel Supporters live in Tonbridge – we are engaging with T&M Borough Councillors whose wards border on Capel Parish Council. The Tonbridge and Malling...

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Stop Overdevelopment of Paddock Wood

Stop Overdevelopment of Paddock Wood

Save Capel has been liaising with a number of other groups challenging Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s draft Local Plan. One of those groups, Stop Overdevelopment of Paddock Wood, is directly linked to the plans for East Capel, and we wanted to draw your attention...

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TWBC Cabinet passes draft Pre-Submission Local Plan

TWBC Cabinet passes draft Pre-Submission Local Plan

Last Thursday (January 21st) saw the second of three council meetings in the process to approve the Pre-submission version of the Local Plan, ahead of being issued for consultation known as Regulation 19.There was no doubt that this meeting of the Tunbridge Wells...

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The Tudeley Delivery Plan spins into view

The Tudeley Delivery Plan spins into view

Back in October 2020, when Hadlow Estate held an exhibition of its 'masterplan' we highlighted some major issues with what the organisation had, or more specifically, hadn't presented. Some months on, the estate has published the next version of its plan; referred to...

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Cabinet Advisory Board Signs off Pre-Submission Plan

Cabinet Advisory Board Signs off Pre-Submission Plan

On January 11th, the draft version of the Pre-Submission Local Plan was put to the Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board (PTCAB), to ask them to vote on whether it should be put to Cabinet for approval on January 21st. This is ahead of full Council review...

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Save Capel lobbies Cabinet Advisory Board members

Save Capel lobbies Cabinet Advisory Board members

Ahead of the Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board meeting on January 11th, Save Capel has written to the 11 members of the board urging them not to recommend the draft Pre Submission Local Plan to Cabinet. This is the first of three councillor meetings...

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Save Capel on Twitter


Are you unsure about how to register your views about TWBC plans for Capel? We have created a ‘how to’ guide to help you make your submission in the correct format. This will be your last chance to make your voice heard at Reg 19. https://t.co/F2DwRhqLTA

We know @SaveCapel is one of many groups fighting against this government sanctioned opportunist green belt land grab. Hopefully politicians will quickly realise it’s not a vote winner https://t.co/nczKqHV3D8

Bid to raise £20,000 as time runs down https://t.co/YfT9aRXJef

The Save Capel executive now has its focus firmly set on preparing for Regulation 19, which will see the TWBC Local Plan being examined by National Inspectors. Find out what you can do to help us now, at this critical stage.
https://t.co/zSamYIyiOx

The government's relentless push for development is destroying rural England | Ros Coward https://t.co/BYdkVZzoPK

Is this why Capel needs to be paved over? According to Coutts: “The biggest increase in purchases during 2020 was in holiday homes, which increased by 43% in 2020” The most popular areas were Guildford and Tunbridge Wells. Our protest song is spot on! https://t.co/LeMWmC72NG

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