Tunbridge Wells Local Plan - Inspector REJECTS submission for 2500 house "Garden Development" at Tudeley and Capel on the grounds of traffic and other infrastructure, but also No Exceptional Circumstances that warrant changing Greenbelt Boundaries. We already believe that Tonbridge & Malling's Flagship Borough Green Garden City proposal was dead in the water, but this sounds a final death knell. FULL REPORT
TMBC 2022 LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION ENDED 3rd NOVEMBER
They say 3000 responses so far, and we will be closely watching for the figures
What is the PARISH ALLIANCE ?
MIKE'S SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE - HERE
TMBC's PAPER QUESTIONNAIRE DOWNLOADED 20 OCT, print off and post
PUBLIC MEETING 14th October Borough Green Village Hall BGGC DRONE VIDEO
TMBC's scheme last time was to launch as a consultation "The Way Forward", effectively a draft Local Plan, which they theoretically amended to include all our concerns. The actual truth was it went forward unchanged and fell flat on its face.
So this time they are asking questions about every possible element that is needed to build the Local Plan, and they then theoretically draft a plan that reflects what we have said. But it is so hugely complex, with even the basic documents running to some 1300 pages - even I didn't read it all.
These are the important documents:
REGULATION 18 LOCAL PLAN which is drafted as questionnaire, but I have edited it down from 130 pages to 8, that just gives you the basic questions:
Or you can copy mine and edit it to suit
But there seem to be "tripwire" questions, and I have written a little guide below
The site maps/locations doc is 1300 pages long, so I have included our sites by Parish below
SITE LISTS & PLANS OTHER PARISHES
GREEN BELT STUDY This is where TMBC attempt to justify using Greenbelt Land in preference to other unconstrained sites in the Borough to push a large lump of their development needs into our little Green Corner
To be honest, I can't make head nor tail of their sustainability scoring, and as we are not yet commenting on specific sites, it makes sense to defer any comment on that until the Regulation 19 Consultation next year
INTERIM SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL Site List inc maps and locations
INTERIM SUSTAINABILITY REPORT Contains site list numbers and sustainability markers
KCC MINERALS AND WASTE SAFEGUARDING - TMBC AREA PLAN
TMBC AREA PLAN WROTHAM HEATH AREA EXTRACT - the redhatched area is safeguarded from development by essential Soft Sand Reserves