Hadlow Parish Council has approved its response to the Regulation 18 stage of the Local Plan Consultation at its meeting on Monday 10th October 2022.
Tonbridge and Malling’s new Local Plan will shape our community until 2040. As they start developing this Plan, they are asking for your thoughts on how you would like it to be approached. The Local Plan is key as it identifies how they can provide affordable homes, safeguard green spaces and deliver local jobs in Tonbridge & Malling towns and villages.
The requirement from Government is to plan for 15,941 new homes within the boundaries of Tonbridge and Malling during this time. No sites have yet been committed in developing the new Local Plan. First, they are asking you – through this consultation – for your thoughts on the principles that should determine where these homes should be built, and how they can deliver much needed infrastructure improvements across Tonbridge and Malling. Meeting this need will be difficult given how much of our beautiful landscape is protected, and the constraints on growth in many communities. They will continue making the case to the Government that the need in Tonbridge and Malling should be reduced.
In the meantime, a Local Plan must be adopted as soon as possible so that the borough is not vulnerable to inappropriate development that places an unsustainable burden on our infrastructure. There are many issues to tackle, and different options on how to do so. TMBC’s documents are designed to seek your views on the best way to meet these challenges and there are various questions they would welcome your thoughts on.
Comments on the plan questionnaire –
No need to answer every question or comment every time.
Comments on individual sites –
Just comment on the sites of concern to you.
Comments by normal email –
Cllr Matt Boughton
Consultation Closing Date 3rd November 2022
The Parish Office
Hadlow Old School Hall
Kent TN11 0EH
Phone: 01732 851878