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 Hawkhurst Parish Council Community Grants

Grants are available for community groups to apply for – the next closing date is the 31st January 2020.

You need to read the Community Grant Awards Policy notes and then complete the Community Grant Awards application form

The closing date is the 31st January 2020 and decisions will be made at the 9th March 2020 Council meeting 

Hawkhurst Parish Council response on TWBC draft Local Plan (Reg 18 Consultation)

Clare Escombe, Chairman of Hawkhurst Parish Council stated “There are fundamental issues with the TWBC draft Local Plan that are just plain wrong. Hawkhurst Parish Council opposes it as it currently stands,  a summary of our concerns are set out here;

The fully response is set out here

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Hawkhurst Parish Council object to the Hawkhurst Golf Club Planning Application

 The public comments ranged from

  • The whole TWBC planning process is top down ignoring the views of local communities
  • This is the biggest proposed development in the AONB, nationally
  • The current infrastructure such as sewage, schools,medical practices cannot cope so how can adding 25% to the population be sustainable
  • The negative environmental impacts will be significant
  • The proposed road is just an additional road, it will not bring relief but increase the congestion in Hawkhurst and the area
  • The traffic survey was done during the “Beast from the East”, when hardly any traffic was on the roads. How can this be a reliable base point for statistical analysis 
  • We do need extra affordable houses, especially for young people
  • This will ruin the community in Hawkhurst and the social infrastructure of a village
  • They (the developers) can’t be bothered to turn up and argue their case
  • Video reflecting the feelings of the community

Following the public meeting Hawkhurst Parish Council met and considered among other issues the Hawkhurst Golf Club planning application.

Hawkhurst Parish Council object to the Hawkhurst Golf Club planning application, the objection is detailed here

If you want to comment on the Hawkhurst Golf Club planning application use reference 19/02025/hybrid and click here

Tennis Court upgrade agreed

Brian Fitzpatrick, Chairman of Facilities and Services Committee said: “The council have decided to press ...

New waste collection

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Draft Local Plan consultation

Monday 30th September 2019, 4pm – 7pm at the British Legion, Unity Hall, Hawkhurst

White House planning approved

Clare Escombe, Chairman of Hawkhurst Parish Council stated “I am immensely frustrated that last night ...

Community Awards

Commenting on the latest awards, Parish Council, Chairman Councillor Clare Escombe, said: “Twice a year ...

Cyma Architects appointed for Hawkhurst Community Centre.

Clare Escombe, Chairman of Hawkhurst Parish Council said “We are delighted to have appointed Cyma ...

Hawkhurst Village Magazine – September 2019

4th September 2019 Hawkhurst Parish Council Chairman Councillor Clare Escombe, said: “The Hawkhurst Village Magazine ...