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Public Realm Improvements

A new look for the War Memorial and Mount Pleasant Road

Work has started on the project to further improve the public realm in Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre. Improvements are being made to the area around the War Memorial including Civic Way, Mount Pleasant Road and Monson Road.

The work being undertaken will improve the look of this part of the town centre and make it a safer, more pleasant place for pedestrians. By reducing the width of Mount Pleasant Road and discouraging vehicles, more public space will be created. The setting of the War Memorial will be enhanced and the improvements will create the sense of a public square for use on civic occasions like Remembrance Sunday.

Three trees have been removed to allow a loading bay to be provided and to prevent further root damage to the footway. Six new trees will be planted as part of the scheme; the trees on either side of the War Memorial are being retained.

Plans for the Public Realm improvements on Mount Pleasant Road

Road Closures

York Road and Mount Pleasant Road will be closed until completion.

Completion date

Further information as the work progresses will be published on our website and in Local, our residents’ magazine.

Kent Highways is carrying out the work on behalf of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. In the event of any problem during the works or in an emergency they can be contacted on 03000 41 81 81 or

A new look for the War Memorial

Improvements are planned for Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Public realm improvements are planned for Mount Pleasant Road between its junctions with Monson Road and Church Road. These will include enhancements to Civic Way and the setting of the War Memorial, and the introduction of vehicle movement restrictions.

Final details of the scheme are to be confirmed but the documents in the right hand sidebar include additional information that explains the scheme as it currently stands. This information was displayed at a public information session in Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre on Saturday 22 September.

It is anticipated that the works will start in early 2019. We are awaiting further details of the construction management plan, but the duration of the project is likely to be 6 - 8 months. Kent County Council will be project managing this work on behalf of TWBC.

Draft traffic restrictions – traffic restrictions would impact mainly on Monson Road and Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells

FAQs - some frequently asked questions that may be helpful

Scheme benefits – information about the benefits of the proposed scheme on display at the information session of 22 September

Visualisation – an image of proposed enhancements to the War Memorial

Changes to parking – on street parking in and around Civic Way may change, the number of disabled parking spaces will not change but the location is subject to change

Finished scheme - how the final finished scheme might look

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