Decision details

A Plan for Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Draft Vision 2040 Regulation 18 (Part 1) Consultation February to April 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is currently in the early stages of preparing a plan to guide future development within Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre.  The early engagement consultation is the first stage in the preparation of the plan and the draft document sets out the draft vision, ambitions and opportunities for the defined town centre over the Plan period to 2040.  Wide consultation will be carried out with the public and stakeholders between February and April 2024.




1. That the Draft Vision for the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan be noted.


2. That delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning Services to carry out any further presentational refinement work, along with any minor changes needed to the document ready for publication and consultation be approved.


3. That an early engagement consultation be carried out on the Draft Vision for the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan for a period of at least six weeks be approved.


4. That the responses to the public consultation be collated and taken account of in drafting the next iteration of the Plan, the Regulation 18, part 2 Full Draft Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan ahead of further public consultation be approved.


REASON FOR DECISION: The Plan will be a land use planning document comprising a long term strategy up to 2040 to help create and sustain a more prosperous and sustainable town centre.

Report author: Sharon Evans

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 08/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2024

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