Our Vision for Tudeley Village
The vision for Tudeley Village was inspired by new communities built in the UK in recent years, not least those by the Duchy of Cornwall at Poundbury in Dorset, and by Scottish landowners at Tornagrain and Chapelton. It was also inspired by towns and villages in the Kent countryside, drawing upon the region’s rich history.
Tudeley Village would be a place where people would want to live, work and relax for generations to come.
It would provide comfortable cottages and single-storey houses for older residents to downsize to, and specialist elderly provision for when living independently is no longer possible.
There would be starter homes for younger people who have been born and brought up in the borough, and good quality homes for growing families and key workers such as teachers and healthcare workers.
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The masterplan indicates 2,800 new homes built over 30 years. This would include various types and tenures in a range of sizes and styles, drawing on the Kent vernacular. Affordable housing would be integrated within the village.
Tudeley Village would be a mixed-use community, which would offer amenity and employment opportunities, including offices, workshops, cafés and shops. These would be located around the village, mostly in the village centre, or forming the heart of smaller neighbourhoods.
There would be a strong focus on open space, informal and formal, largely inspired by the site’s existing landscape features. These would include community orchards and allotments, and a village green modelled on examples from the Weald.
Community facilities would include a nursery, primary school, secondary school, a village hall, healthcare facilities and a sports centre. The Tudeley Village Trust would support the new community.
An interconnected network of pedestrian, cycle and vehicular routes is woven through the masterplan, both within the village and out to Tonbridge and Five Oak Green. Residents of Tudeley would be able to move around the village and beyond without a private vehicle.
Transport and community infrastructure would be joined by sustainable investment in utilities to support the new village. Utilities would be delivered via a coordinated strategy with infrastructure delivered in a timely manner to meet demand in a sustainable way.