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Proposed Hendy Motor Village – on Tesco site, Pembury Road

The deadline for comments has been extended! TWBC will be determining the application at one of their planning committee meetings.  We still do not know the date of the meeting but TWBC will accept comments up to this date.  Once we have received notice of the meeting we will share the date!

Please let TWBC know your views about the application and the impact it will have on Pembury!

Hendy’s have submitted a planning application for 7 car dealerships on land adjacent to the Tesco site in Pembury.  Access will be shared with Tesco traffic.

The application to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council can be viewed on their website by clicking here Search for planning application number 19/00884/FULL. Or email planning@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

Please let TWBC know your views about the application!

The Parish Council have considered the planning application and OBJECT to the proposal on the following grounds:

  • Increased congestion on the A264, A21 and Pembury High Street which already suffer from substantial congestion problems
  • Increased rat running in Cornford Lane and Halls Hole Road
  • Loss of parking at the Tesco site
  • Likely parking overspill into Pembury village
  • The development is more suited to North Farm Industrial Estate

The Parish Council’s full response can be downloaded here.

Download your copy of the poster to display Hendy flyer FINAL or Hendy banner FINAL

Parish Councillor Vacancies – May 2019

Following the recent uncontested election in Pembury, we currently have one vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Pembury Parish Council.  The Parish Council has 2 committees:

  • Finance & HR Committee
  • Planning & Highways Committee

It also has 3 Working Groups:

  • Allotment & Burials Working Group
  • Communication & Events Working Group
  • Open Spaces Working Group

The committees and working groups are involved in all aspects of Pembury and the Parish Council including the Recreation Grounds, Sports Pitches, Litter & dog fouling projects, events, various green open spaces, consultee on planning applications, transport and highways and anything to do with Pembury!

If you can spare some time to help with projects, why not consider joining us!  Give the Parish Office a call to find out more on 01892-823193 or email clerk@pemburyparishcouncil.gov.uk.

If you’d like to give it a try, please complete an application form and post or email the Clerk for consideration by the Council.

Floral Display in Lower Green Rec

We have introduced some new floral baskets on the fence to the playground at Lower Green Rec in a joint initiative between Pembury Parish Council, the Pembury Community Coffee Shop and Pembury Primary School Gardening Club – we hope you like them?  We plan to expand the number of planters in future if it proves successful.

Dog Fouling

The majority of dog owners clear up after their dogs and put the bags in the dog waste bins provided.  However, there is a minority of people who do not act responsibly!

Please clean up after your dog!

Pride in Pembury Competition 2019

Why not nominate your friends and neighbours to win this year’s Pride in Pembury Competition?  We have some amazing garden displays in the village and it is wonderful to be able to share our appreciation for their efforts!

The categories this year are:

  • Best front garden
  • Best hanging basket / container
  • Best allotment
  • Best community group

There are various ways to submit your nominations:

  • Download a form, print and send it to the Parish Office in Lower Green Recreation Ground.  Copies can be found here: Pride in Pembury 2019.
  • Email deputy@pemburyparishcouncil.gov.uk giving us details of the property you wish to nominate and category
  • Tear out the form included in the Spring edition of the Pembury Village News