The Council is a statutory consultee for all planning applications in the parish and submits comment to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council – who make the final decision. Hawkhurst was the first parish to adopted a Neighbourhood Development Plan, which gives us more power to affect the planning decisions.
Planning Committee Agenda & Minutes 2022
Planning Committee Agenda & Minutes 2021
Prior to to May 2021 a group met to review planning applications and advised the Parish Council on how it might respond. Since May 2021 a formal Planning Committee was established that can respond on behalf of the Council. This enables comments to be submitted within the three week meeting cycle of the Borough Council’s planners.