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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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Is TWBC in denial? The Local Plan interviews…

Is TWBC in denial? The Local Plan interviews…

Dear Supporters, TWBC has released an initial statement in response to the Inspector’s findings, saying “The Council will consider all of the points raised by the inspector before making decision on how to progress the Plan to adoption”. Save Capel wrote to the...

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The Inspector’s Report Is In!

The Inspector’s Report Is In!

The summit is in sight... ...but we still need to climb the final ascent to plant the flag in it!!  Dear Supporters Last night the Examining Inspector Mr Birkinshaw published his Initial Findings on the Examination of the Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan. You...

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Tired of Waiting??!!

Tired of Waiting??!!

Dear Supporters, Our apologies for the radio silence since the Local Plan Examination Hearings concluded in mid-July. The only reason is that we have had no significant news to share with you. At the end of the Hearings the Inspector indicated that his initial...

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AGM 2022 – Update for members

AGM 2022 – Update for members

Dear Members, I hope this update on the AGM finds you well and you have enjoyed the Summer. We are currently required to hold an AGM in September at which members can attend and vote on important matters. At a recent meeting of the Save Capel Executive it was proposed...

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“SECONDS OUT, ROUND 2” – IT’S STAGE 2 ACTUALLY!

“SECONDS OUT, ROUND 2” – IT’S STAGE 2 ACTUALLY!

Dear Supporters, I hope this finds you well and you have enjoyed the Easter weekend with more spring-like weather. Mr Birkinshaw has concluded Stage 1 of the examination and confirmed a revised schedule for Stage 2 with the hearings now commencing on 25th May 2022....

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MATCH DAY: SAVE CAPEL v TWBC

MATCH DAY: SAVE CAPEL v TWBC

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...

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THE TWBC LOCAL PLAN EXAMINATION PROCESS IS UNDERWAY!

THE TWBC LOCAL PLAN EXAMINATION PROCESS IS UNDERWAY!

Dear Supporters, I hope this finds you well and you have had a positive start to 2022. This is the fourth and crucial year of our campaign to save our beautiful and historic parish, when the Inspector should determine whether the local plan can proceed. Mr Birkinshaw...

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SAVE CAPEL – KENT DAY OF ACTION 28th November 2021

SAVE CAPEL – KENT DAY OF ACTION 28th November 2021

Save Capel is supporting the Save Kent's Green Spaces day of action taking place on November 28th, 2021. On this day campaign groups across Kent are collectively challenging development on more than 10,000 acres of the county's green space, much of which is prime...

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Halloween 2021 Newsletter – Yes it is Shocking!

Halloween 2021 Newsletter – Yes it is Shocking!

TWBC are pressing on regardless... You would have thought that TWBC would take the opportunity to pause the local plan, given the recent speech by the Prime Minister. At the Conservative Party Conference, he said “...not on green fields, not just jammed in the...

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Better NEVER Than Late

Better NEVER Than Late

Hello all Save Capel supporters Has Summer ended? Is Autumn now happening? Probably, we all have different feelings at the passing of the seasons, however, there might be a piece of good news……. TWBC have not yet submitted their Local Plan to the Government for...

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Save Capel on Twitter

https://t.co/hwSDRFPxve The national inspector advises TWBC drop Tudeley town from its proposed local plan...Kind of what we said!
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
There is growing voter anger about the 17000+ acres of green space Kent could lose if developers are allowed to take the easy option to build on greenfield instead of brownfield Kent MPs beware! @GregClarkMP #savekentsgreenspaces
https://t.co/QWrOso79gx https://t.co/KiTgM68IBo
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Newsletter 3 – 06/08/19

Newsletter 2 – 27/07/19

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