MATCH DAY: SAVE CAPEL v TWBC

Feb 23, 2022

KICK OFF!!! – STAGE 1

The Local Plan Examination in Public starts on Tuesday 1st March at 10:00 at The Council Chamber, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS.

It continues the next day at 09:30 and, if needed, on 3rd March at 10:00. The matters being considered by the Inspector are the plan’s Legal Compliance and Sustainability Appraisal.

Due to maintaining distancing within the Chamber, there will not be a public gallery but members of the Executive need to be there to advise our legal team, so we are asking supporters not to attend in person.

All hearings are being live streamed and recorded for public observation with links on the Council’s Examination Webpage shortly before the hearings commence. Recordings will be uploaded when each session has closed and stored in the Council’s Public I-.tv page. Recordings stay in the public domain until adoption of the Plan or it gets kicked into touch.

HALF-TIME – STAGE 2

The next part of the Examination begins on Thursday 24th March and continues sporadically over 18 days. The Inspector blows the final whistle on Friday 27th May.

We need to field our best team to ensure our best chance of victory. Especially for 4 key days for Capel which cover Spatial Strategy, Green Belt Release and the Strategic Sites of Tudeley and East Capel (29th March to 1st April).

Our legal team is highly professional and is worrying the opposition. But such expertise comes at cost and, whilst we will watch the purse strings closely, additional funds will help guarantee we can keep going until the match is out of our opponent’s reach. So please dig deep.

DONATIONS

 

COFFEE or PINT? NO, THANKS, MAKE THAT ONE FOR SAVE CAPEL!

No amount is too small. Rather than spend on a cuppa or an extra pint, why not donate that sum to the cause? Find out how here: https://savecapel.com/donate/

PLEDGE SCHEME

And for donations over £500 don’t forget our ‘pledge’ system. Details here: https://savecapel.com/pledge/

AND BREATHE….

To help us all keep calm here’s a video (click on image below or here) of murmuration of Capel starlings, seemingly with a message of unity for us all:

Starlings in Capel

Thanks to Will Malpas of the Biodiversity Team who filmed the murmuration over Stonecastle Quarries.

As ever, the Save Capel Executive would like to thank you all for your continuing support. If anyone is interested in contributing more to the campaign please contact us via email to savecapel.com.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Stewart, Ian, Dave, Maggie, Charlie, Jan and Mark

Your donation could make the difference. Please help us Save Capel

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Interesting that the Inspector still has to ask for so much information on 'Duty to Cooperate' - TWBC knew other Local Plans had failed on this, so surely they should have adopted a belt and braces approach... https://t.co/1AqqVbAVyw
It will be interesting to see whether TWBC has a ‘duty to cooperate’ ace up its sleeve on 29 March. https://t.co/9CpPZGMzqv
Day 2 of the public Local Plan examination. It's certainly worth a listen . We hope that all the Cllrs that voted the draft plan through are now paying attention to what they voted for. https://t.co/5maTYIreei
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Join @savecapel on Sun 28th. Along with over 27 similar Kent-based similar campaign groups, we are having a Day of Action to highlight the potential loss of far too much of Kent’s green spaces to greedy developers. #Savekentsgreenspaces https://t.co/8ebZYbOYRo
Good to have Keep the East Cliff Green! onboard with the 'Kent Day of Action' on 28th Nov! #savekentsgreenspaces
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