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Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation



The Crowhurst Neighbourhood Plan, Regulation 14, DRAFT Pre-submission Consultation will take place between 16th January and 28th February. 
During this period, we want to:

Show you the Draft Plan
Give you a chance to ask questions
Get your feedback

If the plan is to succeed, your input is VITAL so please come to one of our events. These are as follows: 

FRIDAY 19th JANUARY 9.00am - 11.00am in the coffee shop at St. Georges Church 

10.00am - 2.00pm in the Village Hall (During and after the the Village Market)

10.00am - 4.00pm in the Village Hall

You can give us your feedback during these events by filling in a comments form or you can send your feedback via the website
At the bottom of the 'Regulation 14, Consultation Documents' page you will find a short feedback form and for more substantial or multiple  comments a downloadable document.  A direct link to that page is here: 
Recent posts


A big thank you to everyone who took part in our second village wide survey this summer. It was great to see so many people at the presentation of the results on the 8th July. We received 301 individual responses to the survey exploring views of the shortlisted sites and 169 households responded to the housing needs survey. We have now analysed all the results and read all your comments. Below is a brief summary of the survey results, the full report is available on our website

Shortlisted sitesThe five shortlisted sites that are being explored for housing development are:

Site A: Field to the West of Forewood Rise combined with Paddock Area to the South of Forewood Rise. Site B: Coombe Dell (site of existing bungalow plot), located on East-side of Forewood Lane, immediately South of the Railway Bridge. Site C: Land on the Eastern-side of the Southern-half of Station Road, extending to existing farm buildings. Si…

Thank you for your surveys

Thank you to everyone who completed the Shortlisted Sites survey. Results will be published in the next few weeks so please check back here or the website soon.

In the meantime please note dates for the next meetings below. See you there!

Next Meetings

Neighbourhood Plan Group
Survey results and general update, Q&A session.
Saturday 8th July at 3.30pm in the Village Hall
Steering Group
Monday 10th July at 7.30pm in the Village Hall


Village Survey on Shortlisted Sites

Shortlisted Sites and Housing Needs Survey

We have now got to the stage of shortlisting five sites for further investigation. Our Street Champions will soon be delivering a two-part survey to every home in Crowhurst.

In PART A we need you to tell us which of these sites you believe would be most suitable for potential new housing in the village. As well as seeking your views on the shortlisted sites there are some questions about the environment, road safety, parking and community facilities. Please complete one Part A per PERSON

PART B includes questions about you and your families' own housing needs so that we are able to balance the requirements of Rother District Council with the actual needs of village residents. Please complete one Part B per HOUSEHOLD


PART A ONLINE SURVEY (click to access survey online)
Shortlisted sites preferenceEnvironmentRoad safety and parkingCommunity facilitiesTo complete this survey you will need to se…

Proposed Sites

Table and map showing the shortlisted sites is below. The minutes of the meeting on April 28thwhen these sites were first presented as possibilities, are on the Neighbourhood Plan website.  You can access them by clicking on the link above.

Feel free to leave comments or questions here on the blog.

Proposed Sites For Further Investigation.
Option Site number Names A 3 Continuation of Forewood Rise     41 Field South of Forewood Rise.
B 32 Coombe Dell

Welcome to the Crowhurst Neighbourhood Plan blog

Welcome to the Crowhurst Neighbourhood Plan blog. 
It has been rightly noted that there is no space for comment on the Neighbourhood Plan website. This blog is a response to that. Although the blog will post updates on the Neighbourhood Plan process, it is mostly to enable people in the village to engage directly with feedback, comments and questions.  
The latest news is that we now have a shortlist of possible sites for development in the village. These sites are based on feedback from Crowhurst residents who came to see the Sites Exhibitions held over four days at the end of March / beginning of April.  We had over 500 responses and the shortlist emerged from these. If you would like to see comments on all sites and a summary of positive/negative responses please download the documents on the HOME PAGE
The next step is a public consultation that looks at these sites in more detail and every household in the village will have an opportunity to comment further. Please bear in mind tha…