After several years of evidence gathering, public events and consultation, the Parish Council, in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), ran a formal public consultation on the Pre-Submission Version of the Hurst Green Parish Neighbourhood Plan between 9am on Wednesday 27 July and 5pm on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Hurst Green Parish Council will consider and respond to the comments received before submitting the Plan to Rother District Council, after which it will be subject to consideration by an independent examiner. 

If this is approved by the examiner, there will be a local community referendum on the Neighbourhood Development Plan. A majority vote in favour of the Plan will allow the Plan to be formally adopted. Thereafter, it must be taken into account by developers, planners and local authorities when making or considering new developments in our Parish. 

Representations

Statutory Consultees Representations

Site Promoter/Developer Representations

About the pre-submission draft of the neighbourhood plan

The Pre-submission draft of the Hurst Green Parish Neighbourhood Plan as consulted upon can be accessed via the link shown below.

It was also possible to view a printed version of the draft plan at various locations around the parish, including at Hurst Green Village Hall, the Hurst Green Social Club and at the Burghwood House retirement home.

Supplementary Regulation 14 documents

The Pre-Submission Hurst Green Neighbourhood Plan was screened by Rother District Council to determine if it was likely to have significant environmental impacts that would require it to be accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment and/or Habitats Regulations Assessments. The screening determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment should be prepared to support the draft Plan. It can be found here:

Further information about the draft plan can be accessed below: 

Representations were collected in the following ways

Representations on the draft plan were accepted in the following ways:

  • Completing an online survey
  • Downloading a survey form, and returning it by email or by post (see below).
  • Picking up and returning a printed copy of the survey form from Hurst Green Village Hall or from local businesses.
  • By email to: clerk@hurstgreen-pc.gov.uk
  • By post to: Hurst Green Parish Council, The Parish Office, Village Hall, Station Road, Hurst Green East Sussex, TN19 7PL