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Designation of Benenden Parish as a Neighbourhood Area

Benenden Parish Council applied to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for the designation of a neighbourhood area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The area proposed covers the whole of the parished area of Benenden and is the first step for Benenden Parish Council in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

The application was approved on 31 August 2017.

The following documents are available for viewing:

Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation

Benenden Parish Council published its draft, ‘Pre-Submission’ Neighbourhood Plan, under Regulation 14, on 25 August 2019. The consultation period of six weeks was extended from 11 October until 31 October 2019 due to delays in the production of hard copies of the Plan.

The Regulation 14 Plan, and supporting documents were posted on the Parish Council’s website and promoted via the Parish Magazine and notices on parish noticeboards, by an email to subscribers, and in the community shop. Hard copies of the Plan were made available in the Parish Office and via the shop, and copies of the supporting documents were available for parishioners.

The draft Regulation 14 Plan can be viewed at Benenden Neighbourhood Plan – Regulation 14 consultation,

For more information on the Benenden Neighbourhood Plan, please see the Benenden Parish Council website.