Save Marc Chagall Windows from being surrounded by 2800 homes
Carol Richards made this Freedom of Information request to Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England
Dear Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England,
I am writing to you in the hope that you can help prevent the building of 1900 and up to 2800 homes that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are proposing to build around All Saints Church, Tudeley, Near Tonbridge. It is an amazing Church, in which every window is a Marc Chagall. There is no other church in the world which has every window being a Marc Chagall. Winchester Cathedral has one and Rheims Cathedral has some behind the alter. i know of no others.
Your help in this matter would be very much appreciated,
Carol Richards, Pitts Folly, Tonbridge , Kent
Dear Ms Richards,
Many thanks for your email, I have forwarded it to our London office and they will be in touch as soon as they are able.
Information Rights Assistant
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Telephone 01793 414567
Thank you for getting in contact with us. Your Freedom of Information
request has been forwarded to our team as I understand you are concerned
about an upcoming local plan rather than requesting a document. If you
would like to request a document, please contact our FOI team with
I understand your concerns stem from proposals for a standalone garden
settlement of 2,500 - 2,800 dwellings at Capel Parish outlined in the
draft Tunbridge Wells Borough Council local plan. The local plan is
currently under public consultation, I would encourage you to submit your
concerns to the local authority directly if you have not already done so
Historic England will be providing comments on the local plan as part of
our role as a statutory consultee. The deadline for our comments is 15^th
November 2019 and our specialists are still drafting their response. I
have alerted them to your concerns regarding the setting of the Grade I
listed All Saints Church, Tudeley. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council should
upload our comments to be publicly accessed, if not you can request a copy
from ourselves once they have been submitted. We will be providing advice
to the local authority with regards to impact of the plan upon heritage
assets across the borough.
I hope the information provided is useful to you. If you have any further
questions regarding Historic England’s role or if there is anything else I
can help with, please contact me.
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