RTW Town Forum - Consultation Documents


CONSULTATIONS
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Consultation Portal

2017

TWBC Website - CONSULTATIONS




This section contains documentation for consultations
on which the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Forum will give comment in due course.



Consultation concerning
"KCC consultation on Rights of Way Improvement Plan (PROW)"

RTW Town Forum 20 September 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response on PROWs
within the town Royal Tunbridge Wells and their links to PROWs in the surrounding countryside.

KCC Active Travel Strategy



Consultation concerning
"Tunbridge Wells Borough Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study"


TWBC would very much like to hear Town Forum members' and Residents' views on open spaces, sport and recreation facilities.

The study is very wide ranging and covers
parks and recreation grounds;
amenity and informal green spaces (e.g. Trinity Churchyard, Cemeteries);
swimming pools, leisure centres;
play areas and youth facilities;
tennis courts and bowling greens;
allotments;
wildlife areas/nature reserves, natural green spaces;
footpaths, bridleways.

Survey will be open from 10 August 2017 to 8 September 2017.
Additional comments can also be posted.


Statement concerning
"Extension of Crescent Road Car Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells"

RTW Town Forum 21 August 2017 - RTW Town Forum Statement regarding plans to extend the Crescent Road Multi Storey Car Park
TWBC PLANNING and TRANSPORTATION CABINET ADVISORY BOARD meeting



Consultation concerning
"West Kent Homelessness and Housing Strategy 2016-2021"

RTW Town ForumAugust 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding Housing Strategy 2016-2021


Issues like affordability, housing shortage, "No use empty" scheme, assistance with down-sizing are important.


Consultation concerning
"TWBC Draft Five Year Plan 2017-2022"

RTW Town Forum5 June 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding TWBC 5 year plan 2017-2022


The Council's corporate strategy, known as the Five Year Plan, is being reviewed to make sure it stays up-to-date and relevant for the borough. The Five Year Plan is the strategic document which outlines the things that the Council will do in the next five years.

Consultation runs from 25 April 2017 to 5 June 2017.
Comments can be posted on the TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Portal or
for TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Five Year Plan


Consultation concerning
"Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan" and "Vision up to 2033"


Town Forum members and everyone in the Borough can submit comments concerning TUNBRIDGE WELLS BOROUGH LOCAL PLAN:
- ISSUES AND OPTIONS
- DRAFT LANDSCAPE CHARACTER ASSESSMENT Supplementary Planning Documents
- SECOND CALL FOR SITES

The Borough Council is hosting a series of exhibitions during May: Thursday 11 May 4pm-7pm and Saturday 13 May 10am-2pm at Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Royal Tunbridge Wells (Unit 9 in Ely Court)

Consultation runs from 2 May 2017 to 12 June 2017.
Comments can be posted on the TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Portal or
for TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Local Plan


Consultation concerning
"Civic Complex Draft Planning Framework"

RTW Town Forum26 May 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding "Civic Complex"

RTW Town Forum1 June 2017 - RTW TF - Transport Working Group - Response re: "Civic Complex"


Town Forum members and everyone in the Borough can submit comments concerning TUNBRIDGE WELLS DRAFT PLANNING FRAMEWORK for the

1.) THE CRESCENT ROAD/CHURCH ROAD AREA OF CHANGE,
2.) GREAT HALL CAR PARK
3.) MOUNT PLEASANT CAR PARK
which means - TWBC requests residents' comments in connection with:
1.) EXTENSION of CRESCENT ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK
2.) NEW TOWN HALL (e.g. Council's Offices & Council Chamber)
3.) NEW Theatre

There will be an exhibition of the draft Framework material on display from Thursday 11 May to Thursday 25 May in Unit 3, Ely Court, Royal Victoria Place, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
There will also be two days when the exhibition will move opposite to Royal Tunbridge Wells Together, Unit 7. (and staffed drop-in sessions - Saturday 13 May 10am-3pm, Thursday 18 May 2pm-8pm)

Consultation runs from 20 April 2017 to 1 June 2017.
Comments can be posted on the TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Portal or
for TWBC CONSULTATIONS - Civic Centre.


Consultation concerning "South Eastern Rail Franchise"

RTW Town Forum18 May 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding South Eastern Rail Franchise


The RTW Town Forum responds to the government's consultation on the South Eastern Rail Franchise which expires in December 2017. The original documents from the Department for Transport can be found at Department of Transport Consultation ends on 23 May 2017.


Consultation concerning
"Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy"


Town Forum members and everyone in the Borough can submit comments concerning the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy. It reviews Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's policy aimed at the "taxi trade" and makes some changes to the existing policy to bring it into line with recent changes in legislation e.g. safeguarding.
Consultation ends on 17th March 2017.
Comments can be posted on the Portal for TWBC CONSULTATIONS.


Response concerning "Expansion of car parking in RTW"

RTW Town Forum16 Jan. 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding Car Parking in RTW
TWBC PLANNING and TRANSPORTATION CABINET ADVISORY BOARD meeting



Consultation concerning "Permit Parking Zones A and C in RTW"

RTW Town Forum6 Jan. 2017 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding Parking Zones A and C


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council proposes alterations to restrictions within Permit Parking Zones A and C: TWBC has announced a public consultation about increasing the amount of time when parking is restricted to PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY in residents parking Zones A and C. Comments can be posted on TWBC CONSULTATIONS
In both zones A and C the restriction will be permit holder only parking, Monday - Saturday from 8am to noon and then from 3pm to either 7pm or 8pm depending on the street.
On Sundays, it will be permit holder only parking from 11am to 3pm.


Consultation concerning "Calls for Sites" (Local Plan 2013-2033)

RTW Town ForumAug. 2016 - RTW Town Forum Response regarding Sites for Future Housing


The Town Forum submitted its response to the Borough Council's call for sites under the Local Plan 2013-2033.
Royal Tunbridge Wells cannot accommodate more new housing than its share of the 300 units annually as agreed in the recent Local Plan.
The Town Forum calls on the Borough Council to seek a different strategic approach and proposes a plan including "Investigating Garden Village sites to relieve pressure on existing settlements".








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