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Designation of Goudhurst Parish as a Neighbourhood Area

Goudhurst Parish Council applied to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for the designation of a neighbourhood area under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The area proposed covers the whole of the parished area of Goudhurst and is the first step for Goudhurst Parish Council in preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

The application was approved on 7 November 2016.

The following documents are available for viewing:

Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation

Goudhurst Parish Council started consultation on its draft, ‘Pre-Submission’ Neighbourhood Plan, under Regulation 14, on 5 November 2018, which ran until 14 November 2019.

Copies of the plan were delivered to every property in the parish, and the plan was published on the Parish Council’s website and via ‘drop in’ sessions.  This plan is available for viewing here.

For more information on the Goudhurst Neighbourhood Plan, please see the Goudhurst Parish Council website.