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Advisory Planning Brief for Providence Chapel in Cranbrook

Providence Chapel is a grade II* listed building (also known as a heritage asset), early 19th century non-conformist chapel located in the centre of Cranbrook, in the eastern part of Tunbridge Wells Borough.

The chapel has been redundant for over 30 years, is in poor condition, and has been on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register for many years and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Listed Buildings at Risk Register since 2004.  A new use is therefore required to address its conservation needs and secure its long-term sustainable future.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) has produced an advisory planning brief with the aim of helping to secure a long-term sustainable use for the refurbishment of the listed chapel in a way that meets TWBC’s policies and standards and where possible sustains or enhances its significance and setting. The brief sets out the relevant planning policies and guidance that should be addressed in any future development proposal for the site. It also sets out some of the key planning and design issues and information that an applicant/owner should include in any future planning or listed building consent application.

The brief is an advisory document which will be a material consideration in the assessment of any pre-application proposal and/or the determination of any planning application for the future development of the site.

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