Feria Urbanism has been appointed by Ticehurst Parish Council to assist them in the preparation of a neighbourhood plan.
We helped the steering group to prepare a neighbourhood plan on behalf of those who live and work in Ticehurst. The draft plan sets out a future vision of the parish and its three distinct settlements of Ticehurst village, Stonegate and Flimwell. The vision is to have friendly, safe, and attractive communities which will flourish within the beautiful setting of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The plan has four aims: To maintain and enhance the rural character of the parish; to support and extend employment opportunities within the parish; to provide high-quality housing for all residents; and to improve the infrastructure and amenities within the parish.
Based on these aims, the plan sets out objectives, and then policies which will help to meet the objectives. The plan was subject to its six-week pre-submission consultation in January and February 2018. Once the plan has been reviewed and revised and accepted through the process set out by the government, these policies will have legal weight in deciding planning applications.
The Feria Urbanism team is involved in other neighbourhood plans in a series of towns and villages including Hawkhurst, Lewes, Paddock Wood, Loose, 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.
Ticehurst Neighbourhood Plan