|Hoo St Werburgh|
The announcement in November 2020 that Medway Council had secured £170 million funding “to deliver strategic transport and environmental projects” through the Housing Infrastructure Fund was followed by the signing between the council and Homes England of a ‘grant determination agreement’. This is likely to set out plans for a 12,000-home new town at Hoo St Werburgh, expansion of other villages and a new train station at Sharnal Street to take commuters to London.
Hoo St Werburgh England, United Kingdom
|Tunbridge Wells Local Plan|
The new Tunbridge Wells Local Plan (2020-2038) was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate at the start of November 2021, due for examination in March/April 2022. Housing numbers defined by government 'standard methodology' have resulted in a high level of allocations of greenfield/agricultural sites in Green Belt and/or AONB. A total of 407.5 hectares is to be removed from the Green Belt with no replacement land proposed. There is a variety of issues for individual sites; for example major developments at Spratsbrook Farm and Caenwood Farm (both in the Green Belt) adjacent to main urban area of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Southborough would exacerbate existing traffic and air-quality issues in the A26 AQMA.
Royal Tunbridge Wells England, United Kingdom
|Tudeley 'Garden Village'|
Some 170 hectares of farmland have been allocated for 2,800 homes and associated facilities in the new Tunbridge Wells Local Plan. The 'garden village' would see 183 hectares of Green Belt land being released, with no planned replacement. There is limited opportunity for safe active travel to services and facilities in larger settlements, which is likely to result in heavy car-dependency.
Tudeley England, United Kingdom
|Crane Valley, Cranbrook|
More than 400 new homes are proposed in a beautiful rural area within the High Weald AONB. Included is outline planning permission for 180 homes at Brick Kiln Farm (granted in February 2020), an application for 165 homes at Turnden called in by the Secretary of State in 2021 and an allocation of 35-45 homes at Corn Hall in the new Local Plan.
Cranbrook England, United Kingdom
|Hawkhurst Golf Club|
Refusal of an application for 374 homes and a relief road at Hawkhurst Golf Club was appealed by the developer. We are awaiting the outcome of September 2021's appeal hearing.
Hawkhurst England, United Kingdom
A proposal for 110 properties at Sandwich Road, Sholden, was refused by Dover District Council's planning committee, but as no planning notice had been signed the developer within 15 hours altered the proposed layout and numbers, which were then approved at the next meeting. There are many legal issues being looked into.
Sholden England, United Kingdom
Quinn Estates is proposing to build 995 properties between Betteshanger Country Park and Cottington Farm. Dover District Council appears to be supporting the scheme. The local authority has already approved a scheme for 195 properties at the nearby Betteshanger colliery site.
Betteshanger England, United Kingdom
Walmer Town Council is greatly concerned by development proposals at Cross Road. The first stage of the scheme has been approved, but the developer owns more neighbouring land. At Station Road, work is in progress on 220 properties - vehicles trying to access the A258 or A256 will create hold-ups.
Station Road England, United Kingdom
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