You need to consider what the information you have gathered tells you in the light of these questions: Write your answers here. Base them on the information you have gathered: Conclusion
KEY: F = It's a fact, S = strength, W = weakness, O = opportunity, T = threat, M = need more info
Does the town make the most of its natural environmental features? If there are opportunities for improvements to areas, what/where are they? Better maintenance of public areas especially Green Space – needed to make most of Town features and create a “Village Feel” EG

Ewell Springs @ St Leonards Tower need a clean up; Tree planting along East Side of Town Hill / High Street Roundabouts planted at each end of village Traffic Furniture St Leonards Hamlet entrance removed Flower Basket competition

'Green wedge' protection: campaigning to extent the Metropolitan Green Belt up to the line of West Malling bypass

Protection of open spaces might be strengthened, for example by creating public footpaths across areas such as Macey’s Meadow Improve biodiversity of green corridor from village hall playing fields to school grounds inclusive.

Summary – whole town concerted effort needed to raise standards and maintain the attractiveness of the town and extend “Green Belt” Protection W O T
Does the town have vitality and character, and does it keep its distinctive buildings and streets in good repair and in use? If not, what could be improved? Streets are not in good repair :-

Pavements are very poorly (disgracefully) repaired EG brick pavers replaced by tarmac Delivery vehicles parking on pavements creating significant and ongoing damage Rain drainage channels blocked and are therefore unsafe

In general Buildings well maintained but support needed for :-

Clout Institute, Priest's House, Etc.

Promotion of Conservation Area by Tourist Information Point and Town Walk leaflet vis a vis.
Town has rich heritage and history – but the sources are not readily available –

consider how to publicise all this information E.G. Library Corner; Museum etc to promote the vitality

Summary – without continued vigilance appearance of Town will degenerate and also it in danger of becoming a ghetto of just pubs / restaurants / estate agents / charity shops W O T
Are there any major environmental concerns are being addressed and planned for? Are there any gaps? Concern of environmental impact of major new Holborough; Leybourne Grange; Kings Hill developments and piecemeal infill developments needs to be addressed EG on:-

Through traffic volumes already very high; will be increasing bringing further noise and pollution Water; sewage and services (schools, medical etc.)

Further enforcement of, and extension of area covered by, 20mph speed restrictions in residential areas. W O
No established Town “Reduce Carbon Footprint” program that links Borough – Town – Households - Individuals W T
Summary – No specific environment program and recent concerns EG Café Costa where development has proceeded, without full approvals, and Borough Compliance group have not been proactive W T