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The Borough of Tunbridge Wells is an attractive and vibrant part of Kent. Our residents and visitors benefit from a range of good services and facilities, award-winning parks and open spaces, excellent education, low rates of crime, and one of the highest life expectancies in the county.

Our Five Year Plan sets out how Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, working with partners, will seek to build on some of these achievements and facilities, but also to address some of the challenges facing the borough including a high cost of living, unmet demand for housing, increasing competition from other town centres, traffic congestion and pockets of very real (but often hidden) deprivation.


The plan sets out a simple vision ‘to enhance the quality of life for all’. This means that we will continue to celebrate the past and shape the future so that, by 2026, we will have healthy, confident communities within a prosperous, accessible and attractive borough. Tunbridge Wells will be a regional hub, attracting visitors and new business to the borough. Everyone will benefit from a range of cultural and leisure offers, in an attractive environment.

To enable the local economy to thrive and to develop the Council is working in a number of areas to improve the local economy. Partnership working and bringing forward potential development sites back into economic and productive use is a key aspect.

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