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Please act now to save our greenbelt and protect our villages.

Autumn update

October is fast approaching us and there have been many new developments over the last few months which will dramatically change our community.

First, a big thank you to everyone who signed our petition, we gathered over 1,400 signatures which our local MP Tom Tugendhat delivered to Parliament in July.

The latest update on the Quarries...
Tarmac have finally submitted their planning proposals to KCC for a new plant facility at Stonecastle Farm Quarry which will be considered by KCC over the next few months.

Dates for your diary

TWBC and Save Capel are holding a number of community exhibitions over the next few weeks:

TWBC Local Plan Exhibition - Saturday 21st September 10am to 2pm (Capel Village Hall, Five Oak Green)
TWBC & Save Capel Local Plan Drop-In - Thursday 24th September 4:30pm - 8pm (Mascalls, Paddock Wood)
Tonbridge & Malling & Transportation Meeting - Wednesday 2nd October 7:30pm (TMBC Council Offices, Kings Hill)
TWBC Local Plan Exhibition - Thursday 3rd October 4:30pm - 8pm (Mascalls, Paddock Wood)
TWBC Local Plan Exhibition - Friday 4th October 10am - 11:30am (Mission Hall, Golden Green)

The deadline for comments to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is Friday 1st November 2019. The next few months are critical and we need everyone’s support, we are fighting not only to stop the removal of part of our beautiful countryside but also protecting our community for future generations.

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Keep Kent Green

Please act now to save our greenbelt and protect our village communities and wildlife!

Under regulation 19 of the Kent Mineral Sites plan, only 2 ‘sand and gravel’ sites have been selected for mineral extraction for at least the next 20 years! These potential quarry sites will have a devastating effect on our wildlife and surrounding countryside.

If these quarry sites are approved for planning permission our village communities and precious countryside will suffer severe and irreversible impacts for us and many future generations.

If you live in Golden Green, Hadlow, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Capel, Five Oak Green, Whetsted, Pembury, Paddock Wood, Teston, Yalding, or any other surrounding areas, this vast quarrying development will impact you.

We will see massive scale environmental impacts to our villages causing damage including:

  • Increase in flood risk, severe dust, noise, light and air pollution as well as potential pollution to the River Medway,
  • Massive increase in HGV traffic transporting millions of tons of sand and gravel through our villages on local roads.
  • Huge loss of wildlife, habitats and biodiversity
  • Massive scale environmental impact with no positive benefits to the community.

Quarries Planned
Trucks On Our Roads
Per Day
Acres of Greenbelt at Risk
Million Tonnes
of Sand & Gravel Extracted

Birds Eye View

The destruction of our countryside has already begun.

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Town hall meeting

Tom Tugendhat MP

Friday 8 February 3-5pm ~ Mission Hall, Golden Green. Please attend this meeting with our MP Tom Tugendhat to discuss the concerns we have regarding the latest quarry proposals and how these will affect our community in the future.
Link to Hadlow Parish Council

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