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Letter from Stephen Baughen

Letter from Stephen Baughen

On February 18 Save Capel wrote to Stephen Baughen, Head Head of Planning Services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. In the letter, we posed questions relating to the Regulation 18 process and any potential delay to the Regulation 19 timetable. We also called for...

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STORM CIARA HITS CAPEL

STORM CIARA HITS CAPEL

In the evening of 9th February, Storm Ciara visited Capel with devastating effect. Streams and irrigation channels burst banks, and drainage systems could not cope, flooding homes, businesses and roads. Power cuts added to the disruption.   [video width="720"...

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Electing your campaign Executive

Electing your campaign Executive

In a week which has already reinforced the need for a strong response to the Draft Local Plan, as promised, we have further details of the upcoming vote for the Save Capel Executive and our AGM. Apologies in advance for the long email, but this is an important stage...

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Quiz Night – 14 March 2020, Goldsmid Hall

Quiz Night – 14 March 2020, Goldsmid Hall

Kindly organised by Save Capel supporter, Valerie Coleshill, with all proceeds being donated to the Save Capel campaign, the evening is set to be a great chance to have fun while you pit your wits against your friends and neighbours. Tickets for the event cost £5 and...

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Help oppose Tarmac quarrying at Stonecastle

Help oppose Tarmac quarrying at Stonecastle

KCC is considering a planning application from Tarmac regarding quarrying at Stonecastle (near Whetsted). The application requires objections to be lodged by January 17th 2020. Personal, heartfelt objections by as many people as possible will hopefully persuade KCC...

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Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

There has been widespread concern about the recent flooding in Kent and, indeed, the Parish of Capel and other local areas. To highlight the problems one of our Save Capel team ­- Jackie Cobell - has recently taken a swim along the flooded Hartlake Road, which is one...

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#GardenVillageVisions Would you be prepared to look at the proposals for Capel when the Masterplan is published next year, and give us your assessment?

#GardenVillageVisions Where transport infrastructure in existing new garden villages has not been put in place despite promises, is there documentation showing why the plans were not deliverable? This would be useful to show where a new development is not workable.

#GardenVillageVisions Your findings around what is proposed not being realised is concerning. How do we ensure the deliverability of the proposals? And how do we hold the developers to account?

#GardenVillageVisions Are there resources showing costs for roads, cycle paths, bus services etc. for recently built developments? Our local borough is promising excellent infrastructure for the proposed stand-alone 2600 home development but we are concerned it is not viable.

. @TfNHomes
We also have one of the highest car ownership/usage already in Kent & well above the national average with no credible mitigation proposed. Section 10 of your report sounded very familiar and we have some questions. #GardenVillageVisions 2 of 2

. @TfNHomes Hi, we are in Capel Parish, Tunbridge Wells Borough, facing 4300+ homes in a rural community that would create urban merger across the entire parish. This includes a new garden village and the doubling of a small town on GV principles. #GardenVillageVisions 1 of 2