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Poundbury: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Poundbury: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Poundbury, the dream of Prince Charles, is claimed by Hadlow Estate to be the main inspiration behind the Tudeley development.   Weird or wonderfully idyllic, just like Marmite, you will either love it or loathe it. Poundbury is served by two A-roads and easy...

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH TUDELEY NEW TOWN?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH TUDELEY NEW TOWN?

In deciding whether or not to support the Castle Hill Development CHD) proposal the Save Capel Executive carried out a Sustainability Assessment comparing the CHD proposal to the one from Hadlow Estates (HE) for Tudeley New Town (TNT). The details of this were shared...

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Your support could help save hundreds of acres of beautiful green belt countryside in the Parish of Capel.Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has spent huge sums of money on the development of its draft Local Plan. A good proportion of this has been spent on consultants...

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Government’s proposed planning reforms lack detail

Government’s proposed planning reforms lack detail

You may have seen that the Government has recently published a white paper titled ‘Planning for the Future’, which sets out the council’s proposals for reforming the planning system, to meet increasing requirements for housing across the country. As you would expect,...

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Get creative – enter the Save Capel photo competition

Get creative – enter the Save Capel photo competition

With summer upon us, we are launching a photo competition, with the results being announced at the end of August. Its your chance to get creative and show everyone what Capel means to you and why it's so important that our parish, its character and its assets are...

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And the numbers are in…

And the numbers are in…

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has recently postponed the development of the Local Plan by six months. When explaining the delay, Council Leader McDermott declared that “it is evident from… the comments received that further work is needed in relation to a broad...

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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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So, Conservative members of the Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board fell in line with their leader, with a vote of 7/ 4 in favour of approving the draft Local Plan. Once again they are forging ahead against the wishes of 1000s of constituents. Sounds familiar?

Tonight TWBC Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board meet to approve the draft Pre-submission Local Plan. SaveCapel will be there highlighting the flaws and asking them to take more time to properly assess alternatives. Listen in at https://t.co/fH4xho3hlG

Yesterday Capel Parish Council voted unanimously to support, in principle, the Castle Hill alternative to Tudeley village. Today we have written to @TWellsCouncil to request an urgent meeting to call for its consideration as part of the draft local plan.

Help @savecapel and have a cup of tea! @ReginaldAmes has donated a selection of different branded Tudeley Tea’s to help us fight the TWBC Local Plan. ALL proceeds from the sale of this tea go directly to the campaign. For details go to https://t.co/ZlE8s3GqWa https://t.co/GFNt8ILFit SaveCapel photo

We must hope that TWBC grasps the nettle to reinvent Tunbridge Wells - there is certainly a lot of work to do there - instead of its current plan to bulldoze Capel and start again! https://t.co/mcOLVgjd9D

A bit long, but an interesting read, which explains the flawed thinking behind the need for so many new houses in England and probably TWBCs ill-thought-out response with its draft Local Plan https://t.co/jARsoMnucF