TDRA object to this application because in our view it has an adverse impact on the setting of Hales Place the grounds of which form an important “green lung” within the town and its conservation area. This development would have a detrimental impact on the woodland which has been developed over recent years within the grounds of Hales Place which is an attractive feature and wildlife habitat. This site was rejected in the Tenterden and Rural Sites Development Plan Document. In our opinion it does not meet the criteria for an “infill site”. Approval of development of this site would potentially open the way for further development of the fields to the south which abut the Tilden Gill site (recently granted outline planning permission on appeal) which would urbanise the entire area around Hales Place.’
This application is pending decision.