We Want Your Views!

29th Oct 2019

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CAMPAIGN STAGES EXHIBITION AND CONSULTATION THIS SATURDAY

 

The campaign to protect Tenterden’s green spaces against unwanted development takes a step forward this Saturday (2nd November) with a major exhibition and consultation exercise at St Mildred’s Church.

 

It is the latest stage in the development of a Selective Neighbourhood Plan for the town, the only viable and statutory way to protect green spaces for future generations.

 

Since the campaign was launched in May, a group of more than 30 residents and councillors have been gathering evidence on green sites around the town, as well as routes for cycling and walking, landscape views and richness of diversity.

 

The campaign team have produced a draft vision document, outlining their findings and highlighting objectives for the future.

 

Saturday’s exhibition, between 10am and 4pm, is to explain the vision to residents of Tenterden, St Michaels and Smallhythe and collate their comments and aspirations.

 

Says Cllr John Crawford, chairman of Tenterden Town Council’s planning committee: “It is crucial we establish the views of local people, and involve them as closely as possible with the campaign so we can refine the vision and objectives and move forward onto the next stage of the plan”.