The Pembury Society was formed in the 1970’s at a time of rapid development in Pembury. Since then it has continued to campaign against what it considers inappropriate development in the village.
Pembury, being part of the Tunbridge Wells Constituency, lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are several areas with SSSI status in the rural parts of the parish. The Green Belt has, quite rightly, been drawn very tightly round the built-up area. This not only protects our countryside but also guarantees a buffer between us and Tunbridge Wells so that Pembury can maintain its village status.
The Pembury Society feels very strongly that, whatever the outcome of the present proposals to change the planning laws, the Green Belt, at least as far as Pembury is concerned, should be guaranteed as it is at present