The Burwash Neighbourhood Plan
Since April 2012, local communities have been able to produce Neighbourhood Plans for their local area, putting in place planning policies for the future development and growth of the neighbourhood. Etchingham, Robertsbridge and Ticehurst have all decided to develop Neighbourhood Plans.
On 13th October 2015 the Parish Council agreed in principle to a Neighbourhood Plan subject to a review of full costings and public consultation which shows a majority in favour. In January 2016 the Parish Council voted to go ahead and produce a Neighbourhood Plan. This was after an initial community consultation which resulted in 181 replies with only two "no" votes against producing a Neighbourhood Plan.
In November 2016, a consultation questionnaire was sent out to all households asking for their input into the key components of the Neighbourhood Plan. This also included a call for sites.
The Parish Council also reviewed the costings and has earmarked £2,000 from reserves and has been awarded a grant for £8,000, giving a total of £10,000 to spend on producing the Neighbourhood Plan.
A Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has also been set up chaired by Mark Napier. We have also employed a consultant who assists communities with setting up neighbourhood plans across Kent, Surrey & Sussex.
We have created some key documents to support our Neighbourhood Plan and which will ultimately form part of our submission to the Inspector.
The full Burwash vision
The Burwash Neighbourhood Plan Group terms of reference
The steering group meets regularly and the minutes from the meetings can be seen here by clicking on the date:
19 August 2017