We have been appointed by Hawkhurst Parish Council to assist them in the preparation of a neighbourhood plan. Hawkhurst lies within in the North Weald AONB and we will be working closely with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on this project.
In May 2015, we ran a very successful three day design forum with local residents and businesses. During the 72 hours we were in the village, our team developed new ideas for traffic management, for the location of new community facilities and for better integration between the outlying settlements and the places that contain the main services and facilities. We also tested the appropriateness of new development sites.
We worked with over 100 residents and local people to develop a general consensus over these ideas and we are now refining the results into a series of planning policy themes.
The Feria Urbanism team is involved in other neighbourhood plans in a series of towns and villages including Loose, Lewes, Ticehurst, Paddock Wood, Staplehurst and Faversham. The team has also worked with a neighbourhood forum on the edge of Bristol city centre and a neighbourhood plan group in the heart of Southampton city centre. If you wish to know more about these other neighbourhood plan projects, please get in touch.