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Welcome To Hunters Chase Residents Association

Mission Statement
To represent the common interests of the residents of Hunters Chase in establishing the best possible living environment.


VERY IMPORTANT - PROPOSED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT MASCALLS COURT FARM

A planning application for development at the Mascalls Court Farm site (connecting to Green Lane) has recently been received by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. This development will significantly affect our local environment long-term, and it is important to act now to help prevent adverse impact. Details of the application are available at this link

Tunbridge Wells have set a closing date of 27 February 2015 for the public to provide responses. They may be contacted at: Mid Kent Planning Support, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ Tel: 01622 602736 e-mail: planningsupport@midkent.gov.uk

A Paddock Wood Town Council Planning meeting is also scheduled for 7.30pm on Monday 2nd March 2015 in the Primary School, at which this will be discussed. Please do attend this important meeting if you are able to do so. Details of the meeting and its format are in this document, please do reference this if planning to attend


The following are key concerns related to this proposed development:
1) Infrastructure is not being considered or addressed in advance of planning applications being submitted, including public services such as doctors, dentists etc.
2) Flooding risks to Paddock Wood (Mascalls Court Farm site and beyond) as the drainage system is at capacity.
3) Traffic on Green Lane, Church Road, Mascalls Court Road and surrounding roads will increase significantly.
4) The council should consider all planning applications collectively, rather than individually.
5) The presence of construction traffic will be very damaging and disruptive to the local environment. Local roads including Green Lane are not designed to handle such traffic. Building 375 homes will take a number of years during which residents will be affected by noise, dust, tc. You may want to raise building restrictions, i.e. no work at weekends, early morning or late into the evening.