I lived for the first 25 years of my life in the parish of Tunstall, my life has taken me to Tonbridge. I still have strong links with Tunstall, due to realatives, friends and with parents and grandparents lying in the churchyard.
Regarding the proposal for the new village school, I saw the proposed new plan which would in my opinion totally change the village as we know it. I agree, that a new school must be built, but why on this land? Once the countryside is built upon it is rare that this is ever undone.
I would have thought there was no better place for the site of the new school than the disused chalk pit on the left hand side going down Cromer’s Road, it could easily take up the vast volume of traffic that will flow into the village and ruin what is a peaceful place. Is it too late for an appeal? Also, it would take up what is now a complete waste of land!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Comment by Jack Brenchley on 04 Jun 2014