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The Hawkhurst Neighbourhood Plan was Made in March 2018 and was modified in April 2020. You can view the Modified Version on Hawkhurst Parish Council’s website.

Key stages

The Hawkhurst Neighbourhood Plan, which was Made in March 2018, has recently undergone a series of minor modifications that were approved by Cabinet on 16th April 2020 (Agenda Item 8).

View the Cabinet Report which outlines the changes.

Hawkhurst Neighbourhood Plan ‘made’ by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

26 March 2018

Referendum supports the Neighbourhood Plan

8 February 2018
In response to the question: “Do you want Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hawkhurst to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”, the number of votes cast in favour of a 'YES' was 1,138. The number of votes cast in favour of a 'NO' was 111. As more than 50 per cent of those that voted chose ‘yes’, the Plan proceeds to the borough council to be made part of the development plan for the area.

Consultation on Modifications and Decision to go to Referendum
A further period of public consultation was subsequently completed pursuant to Regulation 17A. The borough council considered all representations made and concluded that no further changes were required and that the Plan could proceed to referendum.

Consideration of Examiner’s report, recommendations and recommended modifications
Considered by the borough council leading to a decision to further modify the Plan.

Publication of the Examiner’s Report

30 January 2017
The Examiner, Mrs Rosemary Kidd MRTPI, recommended that the Neighbourhood Plan be modified in order to proceed to referendum.

Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan
Hawkhurst Parish Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The borough council duly consulted on this Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 16.