Work on the formulation of a Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan is moving forwards.
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 in 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.
To support the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), a photographic competition for amateur photographers is running throughout 2017. Winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition at the end of the year.