Key Housing Documents

September 2021 – Hurst Green Design Code and Hurst Green Master Plan report

July 2021 – Affordable Housing in Hurst Green report

November 2020 – Stage 1 High Level Landscape Assessment report

21 September 2020 – Silver Hill version 8 [replaces all previous versions, this is not the final assessment]

24 November 2020 – Extended call for sites map: Hurst Green Village version 17 [replaces all previous versions, this is not the final assessment]

25 August 2020 – Hurst Green Parish – site assessment report: review of information to date – [this is not the final assessment]

February 2020 – Hurst Green Rapid Grassland Assessment

Evidence #35 – Hurst Green local housing demand survey

21 May 2019 – Hurst Green Parish [Initial] Site Options and Assessment Report and Appendix [this is not the final assessment]

Hurst Green Existing (2006) Development Boundary and a wider view of the same Boundary


Strategic Environmental Assessment

May 2021 – Options Assessment for the Strategic Environmental Assessment

September 2020 – Scoping Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment

September 2019 – Letter to Historic England from the NP Steering Group

December 2018 – Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion

Other Relevant Documents

Invitation To Tender (ITT) for Neighbourhood Plan Site Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments

February 2019 – Highways England response to spatial planning and appendixes: HE Geometric Design of Major Minor Priority Junctions HE Vehicular Access to All Purpose Trunk Roads

January 2020 – Locality report on Affordable Housing for Hurst Green: Neighbourhood Development Order briefing / proposed actions

Guidance for site owners / developers

The High Weald AONB Unit – Design Guide for new Housing Development

Individual Site Plans

Where site owners have provided information to the Neighbourhood Plan, or to Rother District Council, these documents are shown here. Materials here are as supplied to, and do not imply approval or endorsement by the Neighbourhood Plan and/or Parish Council:

Potential site HG 6 – Land south of Lodge Farm, London Road

HG 6 – Revised concept and sketch layout October 2021

HG 6 – Revised Outline sketch layout May 2021

HG 6 – Outline concept April 2021

HG 6 – Outline sketch layout April 2021 (not current)

Potential site HG 11 – Cooks Field, Burgh Hill

HG 11 – Outline concept materials January 2020

HG 11 – Letter from Site Agents to Neigbourhood Plan December 2019

HG 11 – Initial outline concept materials December 2019

Potential site HG 22 – Land at London Road

HG22 – Updated proposed site layout plan May 2021

HG 22 – Hurst Green Parish Presentation – Preliminary Proposal

Potential site HG 23 – Land near Pentwood Place

The developer of the HG 23 site has submitted their site for planning to Rother District Council outside of the Neighbourhood Plan process. For further details and additional documents please see the Rother District Council planning portal.

HG 23 – Appeal Decision (dismissal) April 2020

HG 23 – Refusal of Outline Planning Permission October 2019

HG 23 – Revised Proposed Block Plan

HG 23 – Location Plan, Existing Block Plan and Proposed Block Plan

Potential site HG 35 – Foundry Close

The developer of the HG 35 site has submitted their site for planning to Rother District Council outside of the Neighbourhood Plan process. For further details and additional documents please see the Rother District Council planning portal.

HG 35 – Developer Revised Site Layout April 2020

HG 35 – Developer Site Layout Habitat Diagram April 2020

HG 35 – Developer Affordable Homes Revision April 2020

HG 35 – Parish Council Response December 2019

HG 35 – Developer Submitted Site Layout October 2019

HG 35 – Developer Submitted Landscape Plan October 2019

HG 35 – Developer Submitted Perspective Sketch October 2019

HG 35 – Developer Submitted 2nd Perspective Sketch October 2019

HG 35 – Developer Submitted Financial Viability Assessment October 2019

HG 35 – proposed scaled sketch layout (not current) August 2019

HG 35 – Letter with scheme details to Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group / Parish Council from Matrix Partnership

HG 35 – initial proposed scaled sketch layout (not current)

HG 35 – a 3D Perspective sketch (not current)

Potential site HG 38 – Windmill Farm, Silver Hill

The developer of the HG 38 site has submitted their site for planning to Rother District Council outside of the Neighbourhood Plan process. For further details and additional documents please see the Rother District Council planning portal.

HG 38 – Planning statement (supplied from RDC) June 2020

HG 38 – Site layout plan (supplied from RDC) June 2020

HG 38 – Proposed Site Boundary Plan

Landowner Communications

Key communications that have been sent to land owners, and/or their agents can be found on the communications page.

“Housing development within the High Weald is necessary and desirable in creating a thriving and successful place, but it is also a responsibility and privilege to make long-lasting interventions in such a special and protected landscape. Past development has shown how this special opportunity has often been squandered on generic housing developments failing to capitalise on the true character of the place…”

Building for the High Weald – Design Guidance , High Weald Joint Advisory Committee

Land at Foundry Close Appeal decision:

“…the layout proposed would result in one that does not entirely reflect the prevailing pattern of development within the locality. For example, the appellant has used large areas of shared surfaces where the village [Hurst Green] typically has pavements and roads. Another difference is that the part of the village along the High Street has both a variation in built form and a closer knit physical appearance. To the contrary, rather than reflecting the rural character of the village by incorporating landscape features such as the tree-lined eastwest ditch, the appeal scheme appears as a suburban development with surface car park areas and small blocks of flats for example…”

Inspector

“sufficient practical parking provision should be provided in the first instance…”

Inspector