Wealden Greens respond to Tunbridge Wells plans to build on Green Belt

18 November 2019

Wealden Green Party have responded to the draft local plan set out by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Amongst the proposals we support are:

  • Increase in cycling and walking
  • More charge points for electric vehicles
  • Conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment

The proposals we object to include:

  • Planned large developments in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • These run counter to the High Weald AONB Management Plan of which TWBC is a signatory
  • The increase in traffic, congestion and pollution that will come from the planned developments
  • The poor use of brown field sites

NB - The Wealden district lies immediately to the south of TWBC and the Green Party chose to comment on the plan due to the large number of impacts which will be felt by residents in Wealden.

Here is our full response:

 






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