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.
Hurst Green Parish Council formally submitted an application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area in April 2017.
In accordance with Part 2, Regulation 5 (1) of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Hurst Green Parish Council (as the relevant body) submitted to Rother District Council the following:
- A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates
- Hurst Green Neighbourhood Plan Area designation letter
In June 2017, it was confirmed by 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.
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.