Town and Country Planning

2000-11-162001-01-10PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


Notice is given, under the provisions of the 1990 Act, that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has determined that the area described in the Schedule to this notice is an area of special architectural or historic interest, and that it is to preserve or enhance its character or appearance. It has accordingly designated Royal Tunbridge Wells a single conservation area, incorporating previous separate conservation areas at Molyneux Park, Broadwater Down and Pembury Road. In addition, the Tunbridge Wells conservation area is amended so as to include some areas and exclude others. The principal effects of the areas being included within a conservation area are as follows: (1) The Council is under a duty to prepare proposals to ensure the preservation or enhancement of the area; (2) Consent must be obtained from the Council for the demolition of any building in the area; (3) Six weeks’ notice must be given to the Council before works are carried out to any tree in the area; (4) Special publicity must be given to planning applications for development in the area; and (5) In carrying out any functions under the Planning Acts (and, in particular, in determining applications for planning permission and listed building consent), the Council and the Secretary of State are required to take into account the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of the area. Further information regarding conservation areas may be obtained from: Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, and the Council Offices, Cranbrook. R. J. Stone, Chief Executive Schedule Properties to be included: Nos. 2-14 St. John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells; Part north side of Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, from St. Gerard to Ferndale Gardens; Land to rear of Sandrock Road including Bullfinches, Rocklands Cottage, White Lodge, Little Lodge and Nos. 5 e/5f ; North end of Kingswood Road; Rationalisation of boundary, Bishops Down; Area around St. Christopher’s (now Willicombe Park), Pembury Road; and areas to north and south of Broadwater Down. Properties to be excluded: St. James’ School, Shrublands Court, and College Drive, off Sandrock Road; Salvation Army Citadel and Bucklers Close, Bayhall Road; and Former Sherwood Park and The Pines Day Centre, Pembury Road east. 16th November 2000.