Agenda, decisions and minutes

Extraordinary, Planning and Transportation Advisory Board - Monday, 17th May, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

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PE 21/7

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting


There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Matters for Recommendation to the Cabinet

PE 21/8

Tunbridge Wells Local Plan - Regulation 19 Consultation pdf icon PDF 147 KB

This report summarises the main changes between the Regulation 18 version of the Local Plan and sets out a proposed response for endorsement.

Additional documents:


(Decision Notice D210043MEM)


The report summarised the main changes between the Regulation 18 and 19 versions of the Local Plan and set out a proposed response for endorsement.


During an in-depth discussion, Members expressed concerns on a number of matters including the significant impacts related to increased volumes of traffic; lack of infrastructure to support health care and education; insufficient assessment of visual, ecological and biodiversity impacts; and an increased risk of flooding and did not feel that the mitigation measures proposed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council adequately offset the scale of development in this location.


In addition, Members considered it important that the Statement of Common Ground identified areas of difference as well as areas of co-operation.




(1)         the contents of the report be noted;


(2)         the proposed response to the Regulation 19 consultation, attached at Annex 3 to the report, be revised to reflect the strong concerns expressed by Members (as summarised above).  Final changes to the response to be delegated to the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health and agreed in consultation with the portfolio holder; and


(3)         a proposed Statement of Common Ground be presented to the next meeting of the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board to be held on 29 June 2021 for final consideration. 

Matters for consideration in Private

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Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.


There were no matters considered in private.