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Town Council back to Business on Zoom Videolink

It was back to business last night (Monday, 6 April), when Tenterden Town Council’s planning committee met by Zoom videolink. It was the first time the council or its committees had met since the outbreak of Covid-19.


Town Council, internal, external and planning committee meetings will now return to normal frequency, which residents will be able to access via the Zoom platform.


The planning committee dealt with nine applications, before a discussion on proposals for a 56-bed care home and 23 units for assisted living at Westwell Court, previously rejected and now with Ashford Borough Council (ABC) for consideration.


Cllr Alan Sugden said that original environmental studies on the site had not been revised, despite significant changes to the original application, and that documents opposing the development were missing from the ABC planning portal, although the developers’ proposals had been posted.


This was echoed by Town and Borough Councillor Kate Walder, who said that a report from the Kent Wildlife Trust about the environmental impact of the development had also not been posted by ABC. The revised application will be considered in full within the next few weeks.