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Another Chance To Have Your Say But Will They Listen?

Another Chance To Have Your Say But Will They Listen?

THE CONSULTATION IS OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 26th 2024 TWBC have finally responded to the Inspector’s Initial Findings which he sent to them in November 2022 – only 14 months to respond to a letter, really?! You can read more via the link here which then has another link...

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A Happy Capel Christmas! Joyful & Triumphant!

A Happy Capel Christmas! Joyful & Triumphant!

LOCAL PLAN RESPONSE APPROVED BY TWBC FULL COUNCIL – 13/12/2023. It’s taken four and a half years, much hard work, generous donors, great support and a lot of stress and tension, but finally, on Wednesday evening TWBC’s Full Council approved the motion to send the...

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Tudeley set to be saved – an update!

Tudeley set to be saved – an update!

A busy time in the media Following the meeting on the 13th November of the TWBC Cabinet Advisory Board where they unanimously agreed to remove the proposals for Tudeley from the local plan, we have been busy in the various types of media. We wanted to share some of...

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Four ways you can help us Save Capel

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Tudeley set to be saved!

Tudeley set to be saved!

Councillors agree to drop Tudeley Village from local plan… On 13th November, members of the Cabinet Advisory Board unanimously agreed to remove the proposals for Tudeley from the local plan. This is the Council’s response to the Inspector’s initial findings published...

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The Latest “Promises” by TWBC to The Inspector…

The Latest “Promises” by TWBC to The Inspector…

Dear Supporters We hope you had an enjoyable summer and weren’t holding your breath for news about Capel’s future. Further to our last update in July “The Long and Winding Road” it appears that TWBC’s road to an adopted Local Plan continues to get longer, and more...

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The long and winding road

The long and winding road

Happy summertime to all our supporters. Since our last newsletter in mid-May following the Local Election results, there has been little news from TWBC on which to report. But your Executive have not been idle, we continue to monitor progress, or to be more accurate,...

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The local elections

The local elections

Dear Supporters You will have seen that the Conservatives have lost control of more than 40 councils, where more than 1,000 Tory seats have changed hands. They now only have a majority in two councils, Sevenoaks and Dartford, across the whole of Kent. In this edition...

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Local elections May 4th…

Local elections May 4th…

Dear Supporters Is the local plan turning into Calverley Park 2.0? There are echoes of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) spending precious funds unnecessarily on yet another bad idea. Having already spent £1.27m on advisors for the Local Plan prior to the...

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And there’s more…

And there’s more…

Dear Members It was great to see so many of you at last week’s AGM, which was certainly an eventful one! Since then, your new Executive has met and re-appointed me as Chairman, and Ian Pattenden as Vice-Chair & Secretary. This ensures good continuity for the...

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Oh what a night!

Oh what a night!

An eventful AGM... Dear Supporters On Monday evening, 20th March, Save Capel held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Capel Village Hall, Five Oak Green. It was a very well-attended meeting with around 70 people present, with a very interesting agenda and...

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Join us to discuss the next steps…

Join us to discuss the next steps…

Dear Supporters, For those of you who sometimes think Annual General Meetings can be a little dull, you will not want to miss this one! TWBC have confirmed at this week’s full council meeting that they are continuing to gather evidence to support Tudeley Village,...

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The Council’s Reply

The Council’s Reply

Dear Supporters, We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, 2022, our fourth during our fight to save our historic landscape from the threats of the Tunbridge Wells local plan. Members of your Executive met with the new Head of Planning (Carlos Hone) this week...

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Archive newsletters

Newsletter 11 – 30/07/20

Newsletter 10 – 19/05/20

Newsletter 9 – 20/03/20

Newsletter 8 – 20/11/19

Newsletter 7 – 22/10/19

Newsletter 6 – 22/09/19

Newsletter 5 – 15/08/19

Newsletter 4– 10/08/19

Newsletter 3 – 06/08/19

Newsletter 2 – 27/07/19

Newsletter 1 – 09/07/19