We are making Strong Progress

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.  This page will now focus on current activities.

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. There have been some fantastic entries for March and April.

Public Meetings – There will be a public meeting on the 24th May at 7:30 in the Goudhurst Village Hall to launch the Questionnaire and to bring you up-to-date on our progress in all areas.

Our efforts are running in parallel with the  Tunbridge Wells Local Plan consultation which is open for public response from 2nd May to 12th June.  We have listed the Issues and Options along with all evidence papers. Members of the TWBC planning team will be presenting at our open meeting on the 24th May. Make sure you give your feedback.

Questionnaire – The Questionnaire is about to be distributed to all households in the Parish.  It will be delivered through your door in following the public meeting and is to be completed by 30th June an is open to all residents over the age of 14. You can complete the paper Questionnaire (which will take around 15 minutes) and return it at either Burgess Stores, Bethany School or the Quarry Centre. Although we have delivered paper copies our preference is for the Questionnaire to be completed online. Links to the online questionnaire will be published on 24th May.

Our Working Groups are continuing to build our evidence base, that along with the results of the Questionnaire will be used to support a series of public workshops to be held in the autumn covering:

  • Housing & Business (September)
  • Traffic and Transport (October)
  • Community and Landscape (October)

These workshops will help set and agree the overall goals and objectives of our plan and set out our overall vision.

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