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Neighbourhood Plan Proposal

Lamberhurst Parish Council submitted the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 7 October 2020 in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

In accordance with Regulation 16 the Borough Council is inviting representations on the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan for a six-week period from 9am on Friday 30 October to 5pm on Friday 11 December 2020.

The following documents are available for viewing:

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The submitted Plan, response form and supporting documents can downloaded from this webpage, or you can view and make comments via the Planning Policy Consultation Portal.

Comments on the Lamberhurst NDP can be submitted to the Borough Council in the following ways:

  1. Online via the consultation portal.
  2. By email to: (please use the response form, which you can download from the document list above).
  3. By post to: Lamberhurst NDP, Planning Policy, Planning Services, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS.

Following the six-week consultation period the Borough Council will collate and pass all representations to an independent examiner who will look at them and the Plan documents when assessing whether the Lamberhurst NDP meets the relevant legislation and can proceed to referendum. In responding to the consultation, you may also request to be notified of the Council’s decision regarding the outcome of the independent examination of the Plan (under Regulation 19 (see Question 2a of the response form).

If the examiner and the Council believe that the Plan meets all the relevant requirements then a decision will be made to hold a referendum on the Plan, which will allow residents to decide whether the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan should be confirmed and become part of the Development Plan for the borough, carrying relevant legal weight in the determination of planning applications in the parish of Lamberhurst.

Further information and background documents on the Lamberhurst NDP are available to view on the Parish Council’s website.

If you require further information on the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation process, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01892 554056 or email

Designation of Lamberhurst Parish as a Neighbourhood Area

Lamberhurst 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 Lamberhurst and is the first step for Lamberhurst Parish Council in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

The borough council approved the neighbourhood area on 29 December 2017.

The following documents are available for viewing: