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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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Four ways you can help us Save Capel

Sign our petition to show the strength of resistance to the plans for Capel

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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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TWBC Cabinet passes draft Pre-Submission Local Plan

TWBC Cabinet passes draft Pre-Submission Local Plan

Last Thursday (January 21st) saw the second of three council meetings in the process to approve the Pre-submission version of the Local Plan, ahead of being issued for consultation known as Regulation 19.There was no doubt that this meeting of the Tunbridge Wells...

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The Tudeley Delivery Plan spins into view

The Tudeley Delivery Plan spins into view

Back in October 2020, when Hadlow Estate held an exhibition of its 'masterplan' we highlighted some major issues with what the organisation had, or more specifically, hadn't presented. Some months on, the estate has published the next version of its plan; referred to...

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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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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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