Local News & Events

Brenchley School Open Days

Brenchley & Matfield CE Primary School is holding open days in October and November.

Goudhurst U3A

Click on the link below for forthcoming events at Goudhurst U3A.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Brenchley Parish Council has decided to take the initial steps in undertaking a Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be holding a public meeting in late November.

Ongoing Parish Council Work

Brenchley Parish Council has updated its list of ongoing work in the Parish.

Autumn Walk

There will be an autumn walk at Cinderhill woodland on Tuesday 24th October.
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New Garden Village

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has clarified its current position with regard to the possibility of a new 'garden village' being built in the Borough (eg around the Kippings Cross area).

Local Plan Update

A further update on TWBC work on the new Local Plan and the results of the recent 'Call for Sites' which now includes the article in the September issue of Roundabout magazine.

Bewl Open Day

South East Water will be holding an Open Day at Bewl Water Treatment Works on Saturday 14 Ocxtober. Booking required.
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Local Plan & Development

Alan McDermott, Borough Councillor for Brenchley and Horsmonden, has posted a message about potential housing development as the Borough's new Local Plan is developed.

North Farm Recycling Site

The household waste recycling site at North Farm will be temporarily closed for 10 weeks from 18 September.

Tunbridge Wells Civic Centre

As part of its draft Planning Framework, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has set out its wider vision for the town centre, taking the decision to look at the whole rather than bringing forward piecemeal development.

Matfield Fete Video

Watch the video of Saturday's Matfield Fete - made by David Doré, an independent film producer from Tunbridge Wells.

PC Development Strategy

Brenchley Parish Council has approved a policy statement on planning and development within the Parish. This was produced to coincide with the preparation of a new Local Plan by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, which will guide planning and development in the borough up to 2033.

Rural Business Grants

Grants are now available which aim to support the local rural economy. Farmers, rural businesses and communities can apply.
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Annual Parish Meeting Report

A report has been published on the Annual Parish Meeting held on 17 May.

New Parish Council Clerk

Following the resignatin of Martin Powell, Brenchley Parish Council has now appointed a new Parish Clerk.

Closure of Matfield Store

The InnStore at Matfield closed at the end of March.

Planning Applications

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will no longer be notifying neighbours about planning applications.

Parish Plan Survey Results

A report on the results of the Parish Plan Survey has now been published in advance of the Public Meeting on 25 March.

Borough Council Call for Sites

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the next twenty years, which will guide development througout the borough. The Council has recently published locations that have been submitted in response its recent Call for Sites, which encouraged individuals and organisations to put land forward for potential development.