Planning Committee Opposes Tilden Gill & Westwell Court Applications

7th Nov 2018

Two major planning applications were last night (Tuesday, 6 November) debated at a special meeting of Tenterden Town Council's planning committee.


They were related to reserved matters for up to 100 homes at Tilden Gill, and a full planning application for a 56-bed care home with 23 assisted living units at Westwell Court.


The Town Hall was packed for the meeting - more than 100 residents attended, and six spoke in opposition to the developments.


Further objections were made to the Tilden Gill development, which had already faced opposition from Tenterden Town Council at a meeting earlier this year.


The additional concerns were.....

    • Failure to adhere to Ashford Borough Council's stipulations to ensure a buffer strip between the proposed development and nearby houses.
    • Insufficient measures to protect wildlife and bio-diversity
    • Lack of  further consultation by the developer with either local residents or Tenterden Town Council, which the meeting described as "extremely disappointing".

On the Westwell Court development, the meeting stated there were "clear and numerous breaches" of national planning guidelines, as well as ongoing concerns over access, road safety, protection of wildlife and the loss of green space.


Both applications will now go forward for further consideration to Ashford Borough Council's planning committee.