Hawkhurst Parish Council appointed us to assist them in the preparation of its neighbourhood plan. We worked closely with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on this project and the plan successfully passed referendum in February 2018.

As part of the plan preparation phase, we ran a very successful three-day design forum with 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 consensus over these ideas and we are now refining the results into a series of planning policy themes. Read a newspaper article here about one of these successful meetings.


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.


Neighbourhood Plan




Date: 8th February 2018

Yes Vote: 91%

Turnout: 35%


Character sketches from the final plan and photos from various village consultation events