Committee

Tenterden Steering Group

Those of us who volunteered in 2018 to join a Steering Group to help Tenterden produce a Neighbourhood Plan, did so because we felt great affection for the area in which we live and were concerned for its future. Whether born here or one of the many who have chosen to live here, it is clear from our subsequent community consultations and surveys that many residents value the town’s unique mix of qualities. It is the local community’s views and aspirations which have driven the creation of the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan providing a firm basis for the plan as proposed.

Several factors confirmed the need to get this plan completed swiftly, including the implications of changes to planning policy and the threat of unsustainable development, leading to the erosion of our rich, biodiverse local green spaces so critical to the health and wellbeing of our community.

Siggi Nepp, Chair

Siggi Nepp

It has taken several years of hard work by a determined and skilled team to achieve an invaluable series of documents which will be critical to shaping the future of Tenterden. This will not be a static document and will require periodic updating to align with the latest planning policy, this also applies to the Tenterden Neighbourhood Committee! So please do get in touch should you wish to contribute moving forwards.

John Crawford

John Crawford

I am Vice-Chairman of the Committee and represent the Town Council. Strategist, responsible for redesign of business operations and delivery of financial products and services. Now retired for nine years, previously a town councillor and Tenterden Mayor.

Kate Walder

Kate Walder

I am a local farmer and cabinet member at Ashford Borough Council (ABC) for Land Management, Sports & Leisure. I sit on the Planning Comittee at ABC and the High Weald AONB Advisory Board.

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Jane Mills

I am Vice-Chair both of Tenterden Town Council’s Planning Committee and the Finance Committee, and TTC representative to the Residents Association and to Homewood School – where I’m a volunteer (retired) teacher.  I am Secretary of Tenterden’s Local History Society.

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Kayleigh Brunger-Randal

I represent Tenterden Town Council. I am a Butcher by trade, I am on TTC for West Ward, I work with the Tenterden Community Land Trust as well as the Tenterden Wildlife Trust and I am Borough Councillor for Weald North.

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Joseph Franklin

I joined the NP in 2019 while still at Homewood Sixth Form to work on the Communications and Engagement working group; aiding in running the social media. Having grown up, studied, and worked in Tenterden, I have a passion for ensuring a bright future for our town. I’m studying at the University of Leeds.

Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead

I am a chartered surveyor and farmer. I wanted to participate in the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan as I live on our family farm and am passionate about maintaining the countryside in a sustainable and positive way, which benefits wildlife and the environment.

Stephen Sidebottom

Stephen Sidebottom

I am an HR specialist and lead the Routeways and Local Economy working groups. I have lived in Tenterden for 15 years and am a farmer and keen gardener.