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Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan

Ashford Borough Council Issue of Decision Statement

Ashford Borough Council has released a Decision Statement confirming that the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan, with modifications, can proceed to referendum. 

The Referendum will take place on Thursday 15th August 2024.

Regulation 18 Decision Statement - Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan [pdf] 262KB

Regulation 18 Public Notice - Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan [pdf] 137KB

Independent Examination of the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan

Ashford Borough Council appointed Mr. Derek Stebbing B.A. (Hons), Dip. E.P., MRTPI as the Independent Examiner of the review of the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan in December 2023.  The Independent Examination has now been completed, the Examiner has recommended that the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan has been duly prepared in compliance with the procedural requirements and that the Plan, subject to a number of modifications (set out in Appendix 1 of the Examiner's report below), meets the Basic Conditions and should proceed to referendum.

View the Examiner's report of the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan [pdf] 436KB 

Examination Documents

The Examiner has set out the procedural matters for how the Examination will progress, and asked some questions of the Qualifying body and the Council in correspondence dated 16 January 2024.  

View the Examiner's Procedural Matters and Questions [pdf] 229KB

Tenterden Town Council Response to Examiner's Questions

View the response from Tenterden Town Council to the Examiner's questions [pdf] 13335KB

Neighbourhood Plan documents are available to view here.

Status of the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan

While Neighbourhood Plans cannot be formally ‘made’ (adopted) until after a positive referendum result, national planning policy and legislation stipulates that emerging Neighbourhood Plans, and in particular ‘post-examination’ plans, should be given appropriate weight in decision making where that Plan is a material consideration to the application.

Consequently, the issuing of the Decision Statement by Ashford Borough Council on 30 May 2024, brought into force the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan as a material consideration in the planning application process. Proportionate weight can now be applied by the Town Council in making comments on planning applications and ABC in determining them.

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April 2019  - Launch Meetings Announced

14th March 2019 - Designation Notice

Neighbourhood Plan income and expenditure up to 31/03/2024.

The net cost, is the cost incurred by the town council to date. 

Members of the Tenterden Neigbourhood Plan Steering Committee as at 31/04/2024

Cllr Kayleigh Brunger-Randall (TTC)

John Crawford

Joseph Franklin

Cllr Jane Mills (TTC)

Siggi Nepp (Chair)

Stephen Sidebottom

Helen Whitehead

Cllr Kate Walder  (ABC)