Pembury

An artistic illustration of our proposed development and open space
Map of our proposed development between Hastings Road and the A21 Pembury Bypass
Our proposed development between Hastings Road and the A21 Pembury Bypass

Our vision for the site

Regarding the land between Hastings Road and the A21 Pembury Bypass, sustainability will be at the heart of Vistry Group’s vision.

Our proposals will deliver high-quality housing including affordable homes. It will also feature new public open spaces, landscaping and biodiversity improvements.

We will deliver around 81 sustainable homes on the site including much-needed affordable housing, helping to meet local demands.

About the Site

Our proposal site lies on the southeast edge of Pembury between Hastings Road and the A21, and immediately west of where the two roads meet.

The land, which occupies around five hectares, has already been identified for development in the emerging Tunbridge Wells Local Plan.

Additionally, the expectation that the site will come forward has been referenced in the Pembury Neighbourhood Plan. The new document was endorsed by a referendum on Thursday 14th September 2023 with 819 residents voting in favour compared to just 159 against.

The site would be a logical extension to Pembury and help with meeting local demand for new housing, including much-needed affordable homes.

Our proposals at a glance

  • Around 81 homes, with 40% affordable housing
  • New cycle routes and the potential to expand the wider cycling network
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions through high standards of sustainable design and construction
  • Landscaping and biodiversity improvements
  • Highways upgrades to improve Pembury’s infrastructure
  • Electric vehicle charging points and pedestrian routes to promote greener travel
  • Sustainable drainage infrastructure serving to reduce flood risk and support biodiversity

Vistry Group has a proven track record in delivering high-quality schemes – this is a recent example in Hamstreet, Ashford

Our approach to transport

Working with the neighbouring site promoters and the Local Planning and Highway Authorities, we have identified a comprehensive and balanced transport strategy that serves both the existing community and future development in Pembury. Work has been undertaken collaboratively to identify improvements to the local cycling and pedestrian network that contribute to the Local and Neighbourhood Plan objectives, including a new off-road cycle route through the allocated sites to the south of the village, which will continue on to the High Street and link to the existing cycle network at Woodsgate Corner. The transport strategy also encompasses highway capacity enhancements to this junction, which will mitigate the impact of all of the local site allocations.

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