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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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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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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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