Hurst Green Parish Council

Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood plan is a legal document that allows local people to create a plan that allows us to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of our area and has real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force. The neighbourhood plan is:

 

- A document that sets out planning policies for our Parish, with the planning policies used to decide whether to approve planning applications

 

- Written by the local community, rather than the Local Planning Authority

 

- A powerful tool to ensure Hurst Green gets the right types of development and in the right place, as well as a method to document what we wish to happen with our open spaces, transport and anything else we wish to include in the plan.

 

A Steering Group for the Neighbourhood Plan is in the process of being formed. If you would like to volunteer to get involved, please do contact either the Clerk or any of the Council's Councillors. We would be delighted to hear from you.

 

Summary of Activity To-date

 

January 2018 - Parish Councillor's Bob Janes, Steve Wright and Andrew Brown meet with a group of local residents to plan an interactive workshop to kick-off the neighbourhood plan process, where residents will be be asked to discuss and document their ideas for the future development, planning and issues affecting the village.

 

December 2017 - Parish Councillor's Bob Janes, Steve Wright and Andrew Brown meet with a group of local residents interested in getting involved with the neighbourhood plan, where it was discussed how the village might kick-off the process.

 

June 2017 - Rother District Council confirmed to the Council that, in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the marked area shown on the map above (being that of the Parish boundary) was formally designated as the Hurst Green Neighbourhood Plan Area. You can view the decision notice from Rother District Council.

 

April 2017 - Hurst Green Parish Council formally submitted an application to Rother District Council for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area. In accordance with Part 2, Regulation 5 (1) of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hurst Green Parish Council (as the relevant body). You can view the submitted files: A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates and also the Hurst Green Neighbourhood Plan Area designation letter

 

Latest Update

 

Notice of Open Meeting Residents are warmly invited to take part in an interactive kick-off workshop to discuss the future development, planning and issues affecting the village, as well as to capture ideas for improvements. The workshop will be held at the Village Hall on two dates, Friday 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm and on Saturday the 24th February at 3pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Key Documents

 

A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates <2Mb>

 

Hurst Green Neighbourhood Plan Area designation letter <27kb>

 

Rother District Council decision notice <187kb>

 

 

Further Reading

 


My Community Neighbourhood Planning Advice

 

Government Neighbourhood Planning Guidance

 

 

Neighbourhood Plan websites

 

Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Plan website

 

Etchingham Neighbourhood Plan website

 

Hawkhurst Neighbourhood Plan website

 

Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan website

 

Ticehurst Neighbourhood Plan website