18th September Save Capel Meeting Somerhill School

The next Save Capel Public Meeting ‘Green Belt to Grey Belt?’ will be at Somerhill on 18th September from 7pm. All are welcome.


Richard Knox Johnston – Chairman London Green Belt Council

John Wotton – CPRE Chair


Information on how to make representations through Reg 18 (the consultation starts on September 20th and runs until November 1st) will be made available. All issues not raised at this stage cannot be considered later in the process!

See www.savecapel.com for further details

15th August Cabinet approves draft local plan

Tunbridge Wells cabinet approved the draft Local Pan to go out to consultation. This is known as the Regulation 18 process.

This will take place between September 20th and November 1st.

Any comments on the plan will need to be made during these dates in order to be taken into account by TWBC.

The Borough Council will hold an exhibition in Capel Village Hall on Saturday September 21st.

Save Capel will be holding two drop in sessions on September 24th and 27th in the Goldsmid Hall, Tudeley. 10am -12.00

The Save Capel Local Plan Working Party meeting on September 18th will give guidance on how to make an effective representation on the Local Plan.

Cabinet Advisory Board to consider draft Local Plan

The Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board meet to make a recommendation to the TW Cabinet as to whether to the draft Local Plan should go forward to consultation (Reg 18) 6: 30 Monday August 5th

There will be a demonstration outside the Town Hall from 5:30 (all welcome) – Tom Adam QC (speaking on behalf of CPC and Save Capel) will be urging the Board to reject the plans.


Tunbridge Wells Draft Local Plan published

The draft of the Tunbridge Wells Local Plan was made public on Friday 26th July.

You can find the link to the Planning and Transport Cabinet advisory board here: (item 7) Capel Parish is from p.151 onowards – worth having a look at Paddock Wood too for the development in East Capel.



Regulation 18 Public Consultation will be open from September 20th to November 1st any resident can make their views to the planners at this stage.