We have produced the initial version of the Goudhurst Neighbourhood Plan and it is now time to seek feedback on the objectives and policies.
You should have received a paper copy of the the Goudhurst plan. If you have not received one then send us an email and we will arrange for a delivery. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the plan.
Give us your feedback. You can submit feedback directly through the NDP website or complete the MS Excel worksheet and email the results to enquiries.ndp.goudhurst.co.uk.
Feedback will be collated and all feedback will be published. Feedback will be used to update the plan before it is submitted for formal examination.
We will also be holding two drop in sessions in the Parish Hall on the 21st November 6:30-8:30pm and the 8th December 9-12:00.
The High Weald has concluded an analysis of the colours that make up our landscape and have published a colour chart which can be used to guide developers and planning authorities on what colours can be used in new developments to help to integrate it into the landscape successfully.
The advice is practical providing details of materials and suppliers in order to ensure new developments integrate and are ‘good neighbours’ with existing buildings and landscapes.
The full document can be found on the High Weald website and the document can be found in our resources page.
The results of the recent Business and Residents surveys will be published in an exhibition to be held in St Mary’s church from the 24th July until early September.
The exhibition provides results for each question providing the total number of responses and the percentages by either age, gender or by village. There are some clear messages in the data.
The results will be published as a series of posts over the coming weeks and shared on Facebook. An analysis document is also being prepared and this will be available for download later in August.
These results form a key part of the evidence base for the Neighbourhood Plan and they will be used as the basis for workshops taking place in September, October and November. Details of these workshops and how to book your place will be published shortly.
The Questionnaire is closed. We have had over 1000 responses representing around 50% of the Parish. We will be collating paper responses for the next 10 days so if you would like to return your entry or enter it online we will accept it.
The initial analysis of the results shows some clear preferences around the type and scale of development. They also identify priority issues in the community and with few exceptions there is a consistent message that is shared across all age ranges.
The results exhibition will be open on 24th July in St Mary’s and we will announce the three winners of the prize draw. The exhibition will run for 5 weeks through the summer.
In September there will be a series of workshops based around the questionnaire results and other evidence gathered by our working groups to turn our evidence into action. These dates and how to get your ticket will be announced soon.
Decide the pattern of future development in Goudhurst