Horsmonden Parish Council
At the Parish Council meeting on 2nd October, the Council appointed Diana Morton as the Chair to the Horsmonden Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group. Diana has a wealth of experience and knowledge in various fields and has kindly offered her services to act as chair in this project, knowing that it has so much support . She will be relying on volunteers to step forward and help her form a strong steering group to take on the project, as well as forming a number of working groups who can help with all the varied tasks which will arise.
The Parish Council has also voted to ask TWBC to designate the whole parish as the area for our Neighbourhood plan. The reasoning behind this was that in the absence of any good reasons to concentrate on specific areas of the parish, it was felt that the whole parish should be included in the process .This will also assist in making sure that no part of the village is left out of the process and that all parishioners in the village are given an equal opportunity to be heard in the process.
A Terms of Reference for the Steering group has now been agreed by the Parish Council. The Terms of Reference is available on this website together with a copy of the Code of Conduct which all volunteers participating in the project will also be asked to abide by. Volunteers must also declare any interests they may have.