More Neighbourhood Planning Success

Author: Richard Eastham

Date: Sep 15, 2023

We are delighted that two of our neighbourhood plan projects in Kent both successfully passed referendum last night.

We worked with the team in Cranbrook & Sissinghurst from start to finish on an ambitious plan that seeks to balance protection of the precious High Weald landscape with new housing development and economic change. Meanwhile, we worked with the team in Paddock Wood on the early developmental stages of their plan. We generated bold ideas for how significant housing growth as allocated in the Tunbridge Wells Local Plan could be best accommodated and how brownfield sites in the town centre could be brought back into more productive use. In both projects, we used our Three Day Design Forum technique to successfully engage a wide variety of stakeholders to generate a consensus.

The Cranbrook & Sissinghurst plan received a 92% yes vote. The Paddock Wood plan received a 76% yes vote. These latest results bring the number of plans we have worked on that have passed referendum to 14.


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