Welcome to the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan

Thank you


The Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan was published for public consultation on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 for 8 weeks.

The Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan Team wishes to extend its thanks to everybody who has taken the time to respond to the pre-submission consultation over recent weeks.


Public Consultation has now closed








Your views make a difference

The feedback received during this statutory part of the process will become a critical input into the revision of the neighbourhood plan. The team will be reading each and every response carefully, and will consider how these ideas and suggestions can be used to best improve and update the neighbourhood plan. Your views really will make a difference.

What’s next?

Once updated, the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan will be submitted to the local planning authority, Ashford Borough Council. It will be accompanied by a Consultation Statement. The Consultation Statement will catalogue all the pre-submission consultation responses received and will explain how the team used these suggestions to revise and update the plan. The submission version of the plan and the associated documents, including the Consultation Statement, will be made available on the Ashford Borough Council website in due course.

Many thanks again for supporting this project. Your inputs are much appreciated and will help shape Tenterden for years to come.

Best wishes,

The Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan Team


Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan

You can download the Tenterden Neighbourhood draft plan below or view it in the flipbook (right). If printing the plan, please scale to A3 paper for best legibility.


Printed copies of the plan were available at the following locations:

  • The Town Hall
  • Tenterden Gateway (please ask the librarian)
  • St. Mildred’s Church
  • St. Michael & All Angels, St. Michaels
  • St. John the Baptist, Smallhythe

Written comments were submitted to:
The Town Clerk,
The Town Hall,
24 High Street,
TN30 6AN.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call the Town Hall on 01580 762271 and the staff will be happy to help.

Download The Plan by Section

Section 1:


Section 4:

TNP Strategy

Section 2:

Tenterden Today

Section 5:

TNP Policies

Section 3:

Tenterden’s Future

Section 6:

Monitor & Review

Appendix 1:

Tenterden Design Code

Appendix 2 & 3:

Non-Designated Heritage Assets and Associate Projects

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan aims to give local people more say about what gets built in their area. If passed at independent examination and then at local referendum, the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan will be adopted by Ashford Borough Council. It will then be the plan which must be used in law to determine planning applications in across the Tenterden parish area. It will be used alongside Ashford Borough Council’s Local Plan.