Local residents and interested parties have begun work on the formulation of a Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.
There is now a website with details of its progress: http://ndp.goudhurst.co.uk
An application to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to have the parish designated as a Neighbourhood Area was approved by TWBC on 7th November.
Once a plan is adopted, it will mean that planning decisions for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green will have to be made in accordance with the neighbourhood plan (and other parts of the development plan) unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
There is pressure both from central and local government for an increased number of homes to be built in all parts of the country, even those which have permitted little development in the past.
Formulating a plan will create a framework for future development that meets the wishes of parishioners.