Moving Forward

The Questionnaire process has concluded and the Results Exhibition has now closed although the results of the Residents Questionnaire and the Business questionnaire are available on this site.

Help to Build our Plan

The Questionnaire results and our other evidence will be used in four public workshops starting in September.

  • Vision and Objectives – 9th September  – The starting point for the overall process in this workshop we  will create both a short and long term vision for the Parish setting the objectives of our Neighbourhood plan. Goudhurst Parish Hall.
  • Housing and Design – 23rd September – Housing is one of the most important areas for the Neighbourhood Plan. This workshop will focus on: developing; design policies,  understanding the types of housing we need, selecting sites and managing change in the community over the next 15 years. Goudhurst Parish Hall.
  • Traffic and Economy – 7th October – Traffic is an important issue across the Parish and this session will look what how we might address the issues raised in the Questionnaire. The workshop will look at policy areas to manage development and will identify projects and activities that we can deliver as a community. Kilndown Village Hall.
  • Landscape and Community – 21st October – The questionnaire responses show that as a Parish our Landscape and Community is an extremely important part of life in Goudhurst. The things we value, the facilities we use and our concerns all contribute to our overall quality of life. Kilndown Village Hall.

All workshops will run from 9:00-13:00.

The NDP Steering and Working Groups have been running for some six months and have made some excellent progress. The story so far can be found on our Background and History pages that cover everything from the agreement to build a plan to the formation of the Steering and Working Groups.

The Photographic Competition is open and will be running for the next 12 months with the best entries shortlisted for a final exhibition and overall winners in February 2018. Capture the changing seasons of our parish.


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