More homes for Hawkenbury
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has started work on the preparation of a new Local Plan, which will guide future development in our borough up to the year 2033. This is very likely to have an impact on the rural fringe of Hawkenbury.
The first stage in this process is the publication of an Issues and Options document, which the council are consulting on for six weeks, from Tuesday 2 May 2017 to Monday 12 June 2017. This consultation document sets out their initial thoughts about what a new Local Plan should contain and the issues it should address. There is a set of questions that run throughout the Issues and Options document and it also sets out a number of possible options for where and how the future growth of the borough might be located.
This is an opportunity for you to have a say in the preparation of a new Local Plan.
Views are invited on the following consultation documents:
- Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan: Issues and Options
- Interim Sustainability Appraisal
The Issues and Options document is supported by a number of evidence studies, which can be viewed at www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/
The Borough Council is hosting a series of exhibitions during May. The dates and venues for these are as follows:
|Wednesday 10 May||Matfield Pavilion, The Green, Matfield||4pm to 7pm|
|Thursday 11 May||Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells (Unit 9 in Ely Court)||4pm to 7pm|
|Friday 12 May||Vestry Hall, The Old Fire Station, Stone Street, Cranbrook||4pm to 7pm|
|Saturday 13 May||Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells (Unit 9 in Ely Court)||10am-2pm|
How to make comments on this consultation:
You can read and respond to the consultation documents directly online at http://consult.tunbridgewells.
Second Call for Sites
The council are also running a second ‘Call for Sites’ alongside this consultation. The Council is inviting landowners, developers and individuals to submit details of sites they wish to be considered for housing and economic development uses within Tunbridge Wells borough. This is sure to include some sites within Hawkenbury area.