Our Vision for Tudeley Village
The vision for Tudeley Village is 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. The village has also been inspired by towns and villages in the Kent countryside, drawing upon the region’s rich history.
Tudeley Village will be a place where people will want to live, work and relax for generations to come.
We want to 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 will 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 will include various types and tenures in a range of sizes and styles, drawing on the Kent vernacular. Affordable housing will be integrated within the village.
Tudeley Village will be a mixed-use community, which will offer amenity and employment opportunities, including offices, workshops, cafés and shops. These will be located around the village, mostly in the village centre, or forming the heart of smaller neighbourhoods.
There will be a strong focus on open space, informal and formal, largely inspired by the site’s existing landscape features. These will include community orchards and allotments, and a village green modelled on examples from the Weald.
Community facilities will include a nursery, primary school, secondary school, a village hall, healthcare facilities and a sports centre. The Tudeley Village Trust will 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 will be able to move around the village and beyond without a private vehicle.
Transport and community infrastructure will be joined by sustainable investment in utilities to support the new village. Utilities will be delivered via a coordinated strategy with infrastructure delivered in a timely manner to meet demand in a sustainable way.