Welcome to this information resource for the proposed regeneration of the derelict Cranbrook Engineering site and adjoining Wilkes’ Field in the heart of Cranbrook, Kent. This website has been created by the developer, to provide information relating to the scheme and to allow interested parties to comment and register to be kept up to date with events.
The proposal, which has now been validated by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in the form of a joint planning application, is for the restoration of a derelict Grade II listed building, the environmental clean up of the site, the erection of one shop and 28 residential units (a mixture of houses, maisonettes, apartments, with associated parking) and a new Community Centre. Planning permission has already been granted to demolish all the existing buildings on both sites (with the exception of the listed building), subject to planning approval being granted for an appropriate replacement scheme.
A fundamental element of this combined proposal is the free transfer of the Community Centre plot to the Parish Council, and the provision of utilities to the whole site of sufficient size to accommodate the new Community Centre and the access link between the Regal car park and Wilkes’ Field, which will be used to access the new Centre.