Our evidence Base

Our Neighbourhood Plan is supported by a series of documents which influenced and support our plan providing background and guidance that is reflected in our final document

Residents Questionnaire

This asked a number of detailed questions and was completed by 46% of eligible residents in the Parish

Business Questionnaire

Local businesses were asked why they chose Goudhurst and for their opinion on the future needs of local businesses


Housing Needs Survey

Completed for the Parish to understand housing need within the Parish. Affordable housing is needed as we as properties for older people to downsize/move to more suitable housing for their needs.

Rural Place Profile

Based on census information this is a treasure trove of information combining multiple sources of datawhich provides insight into how our parish has grown and changed and the make-up of our community.


Photographic Competition

We ran a photographic competition to capture key images of our Parish

Tunbridge Wells Housing Needs survey

Completed after the Goudhurst survey this HNS demonstrates a consistent view with our own.


Development Since 1980

The past can provide a guide to the potential for development in the future.

Parish Collisions

Our roads are anAccidents recorded by local police. Note, this does not include those attended by dedicated Traffic Police.


High Weald AONB Colour Palette

This is a feature block that you can use to highlight features.

High Weald AONB Design Guide

Although we developed our own design guide this has been somewhat superseded by the HWAONB document


Geology of Goudhurst

This is a feature block that you can use to highlight features.

Goudhurst and Kilndown Conservation areas

This is a feature block that you can use to highlight features.


Design Guidelines

We commissioned our own design guidelines from AECOM.

Development Since 1970

What has been delivered in Goudhurst since 1970