Proposed housing development |10 Move On flats

FMH_front_smPlease check out our revised update on our proposed joint development at the Friends Meeting House, Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells – behind the Job Centre.   We plan  to develop ten move on flats for young people [who successfully completed up to 2 years support and training as good tenants at Ryder House] and to improve the Friends (West Kent Quakers) meeting space.

During our consultation events in June/July we found some common themes and some diversity in your many comments.  [Some views relate to existing issues in the area, rather than this development per se.]  We used the summer to collate and review ALL comments, update the design and refine our planning application.


Wed 9th October – We meet TWBC Planners – pre-planning consultation – before we submit a planning application.

Thu 10th October – 2.30 – 4 pm  –  Come and join us for the West Kent YMCA open day at Ryder House, 1-23 Belgrave Road, TN1 2BP.  Development plans will also be on display in Ryder House that afternoon.

Wed 16th October  – 7.30 for 8 pm Come to a public meeting at the Friends Meeting House, Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells – behind the Job Centre.  From 7.30 pm – refreshments and view the latest plans.  At 8 pm – we will talk about needs for move on housing, our plans, a summary of local views and then take questions on our proposals from local residents and anyone else who wishes to attend.  Book in on 07941388852 or email or just turn up.

From 21st October  We expect to submit planning application so TWBC can publish on the planning portal for consultation.

Thu 28th October 6 – 7.30 pmCome and join us for our SAY YES 2 YOUTH celebration and open evening at TN2 Community Centre, Sherwood, TN2 3LZ.

For more information phone or text Rob on 07941 388 852 or email



Thanks to Quaker Housing Trust “Our emphasis is on the provision of homes– not just housing” who have grant funded the work required to get our proposals to planning consent   |  Architects – Churchill Hui



Filed under development, friends of West Kent YMCA, housing, news, training, youth work

2 responses to “Proposed housing development |10 Move On flats

  1. Reblogged this on West Kent YMCA and commented:

    we have just updated this blog, with a firm meeting date on Wed 16 October at 7.30 for 8 pm


  2. Very helpful discussions with TWBC today to identify potential concerns, issues and work needed to support formal planning application.
    We look forward to Royal Visit tomorrow now….


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