Ticehurst Neighbourhood Plan - Steering Group
Background to Neighbourhood Planning and the Ticehurst Neighbourhood Plan What is a neighbourhood plan? The introduction of neighbourhood planning is part of wider challenges to the planning system in the Localism Act 2011. The Act claims to shift decision making from central government to communities and councils. Neighbourhood planning helps town and parish councils to prepare a plan for their area, in close consultation with residents, businesses and other local organisations. Neighbourhood plans are for the social, economic and environmental well being of everyone in the community. What’s happened so far? In July 2015 the Ticehurst Parish Council decided that the Parish should have a Neighbourhood Plan. They chose Feria Urbanism to advise and support the Parish in formulating the first part of the Neighbourhood Plan. Strarting in Jan 2016 Ferai ran a Visioning events and a Design Forum event. Each event has received considerable input from the community. In July 2016, after Ticehurst Parish Council received funding from the Communities Rights Program, Feria could then continue to see the Neighbourhood plan through to completion. The volunteers on the Steering Team were kept busy using the input from these earlier events to write policies for a series of phased public consultations. The Phase 1 Public Consultation was held in Nov 2018 and the Phase 2 Public Consultation was held in Dec 2018. With the input of the community from these public consultations additional polices were created and the existing ones refined to produce the draft plan. The draft plan was put to a parish wide survey and a 6 week consultation from the 2 Jan to 14 Feb 2018. This consultation was well publicised in order to reach everyone in the parish and more importantly get their input to it. The major consultation event in the Ticehurst Village Hall was well attended and the plan received many completed surveys, emails and written responses from the parishioners. The responses from the draft plan consultation were used to amend the draft plan. The resulting final submission plan was then approved by the Parish Council early in October 2018. The events so far: Visioning Events         11 Jan  -  14 Jan 2016 Design Forum Event    9 Mar  -  10 Mar 2016 Phase 1 Public Consultation    3 Nov  -  11 Nov 2016 Phase 2 Public Consultation    1 Dec  -  10 Dec 2016 Draft Plan Consultation    2 Jan  -  14 Feb 2018 Regulation 16    9 Nov  -  21 Dec 2018 The plan has been scrutinised by Rother District council as part of Regulation 16. An independent examiner was appointed who produced a final report on the plan with recommendations. The final plan incorporates the Examiner’s recommendations. What’s next? To put the TNP plan into action a Parish wide referendum will need to agree it. There are key milestones toward this with indicative timelines. The information and documentation for the TNP is continually updated on the evidence page. To be kept informed of the plan’s progress you can subscribe to  receive email newsletters and event details.

Coming Events

Thur 27 June 2019 Vote on the plan

Previous Events

Jan - Feb 2018 Draft Plan Consultation Thurs 1 Dec - Sat 10 Dec 2016 Phase 2 Public Consultation Thurs 3 Nov - Sat 11 Nov 2016 Phase 1 Public Consultation   Wed 9 Mar - Thur 10 Mar 2016 Design Forum Tues 11 Jan - Thur 14 Jan 2016 Visioning Event

Latest News

Fri 28 June Voting results in. Fri 24 May 2019 Neighbourhood News 31 Wed 1 May 2019 Final plan published Sun 8 Nov 2018 Final submission plan published Mon 18 December 2017 Draft Plan Published Wed 18 October 2017 Housing Survey Results Sun 23 July 2017 Business Survey Report published
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