Draft Local Plan to 2038

Draft Local Plan to 2038

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) are developing their Local Plan up to 2038.  The Government expects them to provide an extra 13k homes in the borough during this period.

What is a Local Plan?

It sets out the strategic priorities for development of an area. It includes planning for future housing, commercial development, transport infrastructure and protection for the local environment. It is a series of documents that set clear guidelines on what development is permitted in an area.

Pre-submission version of the Local Plan

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has published the Pre-Submission version of its Local Plan, which sets out proposed planning policies for development in the borough up to 2038.

All documents can be viewed on their website at https://tunbridgewells.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/local-plan.  If you want to see paper copies of the plans then please contact TWBC, by prior appointment only (by phoning 01892 554056), at Tunbridge Wells Gateway, 8 Grosvenor Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2AB. The Gateway is open from 9am-5pm (Monday to Friday).

There is a ten-week period during which time representations may be made. Only representations made in writing using the standard representation form (including electronically) and received within this period, which runs from 9.00am on 26 March to 5.00pm on 4 June 2021, will be considered.

Representations can be submitted as follows:

  1. Online at https://consult.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/kse/ Watch a video showing you how to make representations online by clicking here
  2. By e-mail to localplan@tunbridgewells.gov.uk (a downloadable form is available)
  3. By post to Planning Policy, Planning Services, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS
Pembury has been allocated 389-417 new dwellings, of which 54 have existing planning permission.  The housing allocation in Pembury is planned on 5 separate plots.

Our Response

Pembury Parish Council has submitted its own response to the application.

Map of Pembury

The map shows the proposed areas for residential development in orange, along the A21 corridor and at Downingbury Farm.

Map of development sites in Pembury

Updates will be posted here when they become available.