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Pre-AGM Update

Pre-AGM Update

Annual General Meeting The AGM is now scheduled for 8.00pm on 20th September 2021 at the Capel Village Hall, Five Oak Green. Members of Save Capel can attend the AGM and vote on any resolutions; a separate email has already gone out to Members about the meeting....

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Post Reg 19 Update – Still a Lot To Do and a Long Way To Go!

Post Reg 19 Update – Still a Lot To Do and a Long Way To Go!

Progress update - where are we in the process? We thought you would appreciate an update on what is happening since the Regulation 19 Consultations closed in June. The slide below shows where the process goes next. TWBC are now reviewing the submissions organisations,...

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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

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Save Capel’s Regulation 19 responses have been submitted

Save Capel’s Regulation 19 responses have been submitted

Two years ago, almost to the day, the residents of Capel Parish were given the devastating news by the Head of Planning Services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, that 4,300 houses were being planned to be built in Capel as part of their Draft Local Plan. As a...

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Local election 6th May 2021 – have your say

Local election 6th May 2021 – have your say

There are 19 seats up for grab in the Tunbridge Wells borough election on 6th May. This includes Capel ward where five candidates are standing for the position of Borough Councillor. Save Capel has asked each of them to provide a statement in answer to our...

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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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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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Save Capel on Twitter


As it rains yet again today we are keen to get a response from @TWellsCouncil https://t.co/cangyIj7HJ SaveCapel photo

So, @TWellsCouncil once again Facebook is flooded with images of flooding in Capel and Paddock Wood. Yet you think it's Ok that over 60% of housing in your Local Plan will be in this area. Even Government is starting to see this is a huge mistake https://t.co/uyvejwnPTl SaveCapel photo

The @Savecapel reg19 response to TWBC 'Regulation 19' consultation can be viewed at https://t.co/ZOgujcFfy6 It’s sad that so many TWBC Cllrs approved such a flawed plan. If only they had taken a closer look and not simply succumbed to the planners scare tactics.

Congrats to @HughCapel the new Borough Councillor for Capel! A resounding and well-deserved win. It is also a great demonstration of what a community can do when it is sidelined and ignored by those who are elected to serve it. The fight to Save Capel continues. It's a good day!

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

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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