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Cinema site planning application approved

Planning permission for the redevelopment of the former cinema site in Royal Tunbridge Wells was agreed by the Planning Committee at a meeting on Wednesday 16 November 2022.

The permission was granted subject to conditions including the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement and as specified in the planning officer’s report considered by the Committee.

Following the decision Councillor Hugo Pound, Cabinet member for Housing and Planning said:
The Planning Committee today approved the application to build a sustainable development of flats for the over 65s on the site of the old cinema in the middle of Tunbridge Wells. The site has been a ‘grot spot’ for over 20 years. Although this development is not to everyone’s taste, I believe that this mix of residential, retail and public amenity space will be considerably better than another period of no development. The Council will be monitoring both the build and completed development closely.

You can watch a recording of the Committee meeting and see the report considered by members at our Planning Committee - Wednesday, 16th November, 2022 6.30 pm page.

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