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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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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

Buy our exclusive Tudeley Tea

Cabinet Advisory Board Signs off Pre-Submission Plan

Cabinet Advisory Board Signs off Pre-Submission Plan

On January 11th, the draft version of the Pre-Submission Local Plan was put to the Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board (PTCAB), to ask them to vote on whether it should be put to Cabinet for approval on January 21st. This is ahead of full Council review...

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Save Capel lobbies Cabinet Advisory Board members

Save Capel lobbies Cabinet Advisory Board members

Ahead of the Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board meeting on January 11th, Save Capel has written to the 11 members of the board urging them not to recommend the draft Pre Submission Local Plan to Cabinet. This is the first of three councillor meetings...

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Poundbury: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Poundbury: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Poundbury, the dream of Prince Charles, is claimed by Hadlow Estate to be the main inspiration behind the Tudeley development.   Weird or wonderfully idyllic, just like Marmite, you will either love it or loathe it. Poundbury is served by two A-roads and easy...

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH TUDELEY NEW TOWN?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH TUDELEY NEW TOWN?

In deciding whether or not to support the Castle Hill Development CHD) proposal the Save Capel Executive carried out a Sustainability Assessment comparing the CHD proposal to the one from Hadlow Estates (HE) for Tudeley New Town (TNT). The details of this were shared...

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Save Capel Votes To Support Castle Hill Proposals

Save Capel Votes To Support Castle Hill Proposals

Following a vote which ran for a week from November 29, the Save Capel membership has voted 95% in favour of a recommendation from the campaign executive to support an alternative proposal for development within the parish of Capel, put forward by a group known as...

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Can you give our new boards a good home?

Can you give our new boards a good home?

We have a fresh new set of Save Capel boards available to anyone who has a prominent position where they can grab people's attention in and around the Capel Parish!This latest batch are single sided and 100cm wide by 60cm high and are free to a good home!And this time...

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SAVE CAPEL RESPONDS TO THE PLANNING ‘WHITE PAPER’

SAVE CAPEL RESPONDS TO THE PLANNING ‘WHITE PAPER’

In recent months, the Save Capel Executive was represented at a series of online meetings with dozens of Flood Action Groups, hosted by the National Flood Forum (NFF), which included the development of a response to the proposed changes to the planning system in the...

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The Tudeley masterplan?

The Tudeley masterplan?

This week, representatives of the Save Capel executive, local residents and planning specialists attended the exhibition held by the Hadlow Estate to share the progress it has made with plans for the Tudeley site. What follows is a summary of the impressions and...

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The entries to our recent photo competition saw a wide range of subjects submitted, all demonstrating what is special about the Parish of Capel and showing what we want to preserve and protect. But of course, we had to pick a winner, which was no easy task.The image...

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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

We know @SaveCapel is one of many groups fighting against this government sanctioned opportunist green belt land grab. Hopefully politicians will quickly realise it’s not a vote winner https://t.co/nczKqHV3D8

Bid to raise £20,000 as time runs down https://t.co/YfT9aRXJef

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Newsletter 5 – 15/08/19

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