The application was subject to significant liaison with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, with a series of officer led meetings and design workshops held prior to submission. The scheme evolved significantly during this time with DHA and Berkeley Homes reacting and adapting to comments made in a positive and constructive manner. It was necessary to negotiate on issues relating to affordable housing, primary school places, housing ratios and a departure from the local plan with regards to commercial allocation. A Public Exhibition was also held and an online consultation portal set up to ensure public consultation continued throughout the planning process. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council granted approval following committee in December 2012.
The K&S Hospital has since relocated to the new Pembury Hospital with the redundant hospital buildings soon to be demolished. DHA assisted with the discharging of conditions by producing an RCHME Level 1 Photographic survey to assess the buildings prior to demolition.