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Press Release

10 August 2018

Work on the Southborough Hub development is progressing well with regard to both the building and the levelling of the playing fields.

Infrastructure works overseen by Baxall have started on site with Crest Nicholson who are delivering the housing having also started to install the road and utilities for the hub development. This will shortly be followed by the main car parking areas and the open public spaces.

Subject to both developments sticking to their timelines, the two projects will seek to finish roughly in tandem with each other in mid 2020.

Work has also started to look at any changes that may be needed to bring the designs within budget. The main aspects of the project – the hall/theatre, community rooms, football pavilion, GP surgery, café, library and Southborough Town Council offices – will remain the same but some changes are required which will probably necessitate a revised planning application.

The engineering works on the field to level the surface and increase the playable area for the sport pitches has begun and the major earth works are due to finish in the first week in August. Final contouring and seeding will then take place and, subject to weather conditions, the area can be used for sporting events once signed off by the agronomist.

The Football Association has agreed to increase its grant offer from £450,000 to £500,000 and the grant award notice is expected imminently. Tunbridge Wells Youth Football Club continues to fund-raise for the pavilion as part of an FA requirement.

The FA’s funding agreement will also seek the protection of the pavilion and the pitches for a minimum period of 21 years and the Town Council has already indicated that it would support a longer protection period.

Further positive steps have been made on the delivery of the GP surgery. Funding of that element of the project continues to be refined and it is hoped that, if funding sources can be agreed within the financial year, work can then to start on the construction.

The transfer of 137 London Road from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to Southborough Town Council has now been completed. The large shed at the back of the site will shortly be demolished as part of the delivery of the new sub-station to serve the site. Interim storage accommodation for the men has been found.

The Gross Development Value of the entire scheme including the housing will see an investment of more than £30million into the local area.

Many thanks

Jonathan White

07988 375334

2nd Floor Invicta House
ME14 1XX


Southborough Community Hub Development Consultation Analysis Report

Following the Consultation on the development of the Southborough Hub, the results were analysed by an independent Company.

To view their report, please click on the link. Southborough Hub Consultation Report


Equality Impact Assessment

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Please note – Minutes with a ‘d’ beside them indicate that these are draft and may be amended at the next meeting.

Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Project Board Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

29.06.2015          05.08.2015         09.09.2015         05.11.2015          19.01.2016 

01.03.2016          04.04.2016         05.05.2016         07.07.2016          21.07.2016

06.10.2016          07.12.2016         24.01.2017         13.03.2017          15.05.2017

17.07.2017          01.11.2017         31.01.2018          06.03.2018          26.04.2018


Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Working Group Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.

04.09.2013          04.11.2013          13.12.2013          04.04.2014          03.06 2014        

02.09.2014          30.09.2014          02.12.2014          06.01.2015          03.03.2015          

28.04.2015          02.06 2015          14.07.2015          01.09.2015          06.10.2015

03.11.2015          01.12.2015          05.02.2016          01.03.2016          05.04.2016

06.05.2016          07.06.2016          07.07.2016          02.08.2016          02.09.2016

05.10.2016          02.11.2016          02.12.2016          10.01.2017          02.02.2017

03.03.2017          04.04.2017          06.06.2017          04.07.2017          15.08.2017

05.09.2017          03.10.2017          07.11.2017          05.12.2017           06.02.2018

06.03.2018          01.05.2018          05.06.2018          07.08.2018

Collaboration Agreement (signed 04.07.2016)

Southborough Community Hub – Viability Presentation (03.10.14)

Draft Business Plan (24.04.17)

Risk Register  (31.01.18)