Friday, 18 May 2012

David Jukes is the new Leader

As expected, David Jukes has been elected by the Conservative Group as the Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

He is quoted in the local press as stating that he will progress projects with Tunbridge Wells Regeneration Company at the 'correct pace'.    Begs the question: correct for whom?

It will be interesting to see what happens to the previous Leader's much vaunted Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan Panel about which there has been no news since its first meeting in November 2011.

No mention in the press report about the redevelopment of the former Odeon cinema site, for which councillor Jukes prepared his own plans.  Hopefully the new owners will be demolishing the old cinema soon and redevelopment will commence.  Should this not happen will the Council initate compulsory purchase?


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