Skip to main content

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 that at this stage we do not know if any of these sites are structurally or environmentally viable. This can only be confirmed when we  survey the final short list of sites most acceptable to the majority of villagers.

It is therefore impossible at this stage to draw any concrete conclusions about final locations. It  could be the case, for example, that a site favoured by the majority turns out to be environmentally of structurally unviable when surveyed. So this is always an unfolding process.

The penultimate stage will be a draft Neighbourhood Plan document that will list sites confirmed as viable and the village will then have an opportunity to express their preferences on details such as the number of housing units / access etc. on all or each of these sites. The document will then be submitted​ to Rother Council by the end of the year. 

At this stage of the process your feedback and engagement is more vital than ever. So if you are unable to attend the regular meetings in the village hall and need a place to comment then please do so here.


Crowhurst Resident said…
Great to see this linked from the website. Thanks to the NP team for all your hard work.
Geoff said…
Thank you for the postcard detailing the possible development sites. Where is a map with these marked on? Alternatively a full postcode address rather than a vague house name.
Thank you for your comment. Sorry there is no map at present. We are still trying to convert the very large, paper Sites Map into a workable, digital file that shows the locations of the shortlisted sites with enough clarity. However, we are hoping that maps with more detail on site locations will be available here and on the website by early next week.

Popular posts from this blog

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

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