Feria Urbanism assisted Ticehurst Parish Council in the preparation of a neighbourhood plan, from inception right through to successful referendum.
We helped the steering group to prepare a neighbourhood plan on behalf of those who live and work in Ticehurst. The plan sets out a future vision of the parish and its three distinct settlements of Ticehurst village, Stonegate and Flimwell. The vision is to have friendly, safe, and attractive communities which will flourish within the beautiful setting of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The plan has four aims: To maintain and enhance the rural character of the parish; to support and extend employment opportunities within the parish; to provide high-quality housing for all residents; and to improve the infrastructure and amenities within the parish.
Based on these aims, the plan sets out objectives, and then policies which will help to meet the objectives. The plan was subject to independent examination in early 2019 and the examiner’s report concluded:
“I must congratulate Ticehurst Parish Council for preparing a locally distinct neighbourhood plan, which seeks to deliver on the expressed priorities of the residents of parish of Ticehurst. The plan will provide a sound basis for dealing with planning applications in the parish in the next few years”
The final plan was approved at referendum in June 2019 with an 82% yes vote on a turnout of 26%.
Project Type: Neighbourhood Plan
Client: Ticehurst Parish Council
Location: Ticehurst, East Sussex