Horsmonden Parish Council
At their meeting on 6th November the Parish Council agreed to the appointment of Feria Urbanism as consultants to aid the steering group in the preparation of the NH plan. The fee agreed to appoint Feria Urbanism was £11400 plus reasonable expenses and VAT to complete tasks 1-6 of the project which would provide an Interim Report for the parish.
Cllrs White and Jenkinson offered to put themselves forward to be the council’s appointed members of the NH steering group, with Cllr Jenkinson acting as the Council’s liaison officer in this project.
On January 26th the inception meeting took place with members of the steering group and Parish Council members, plus stake holders from the village meeting with Feria Urbanism to pave the way forward.
The Clerk has now received a grant of £6390 from Locality ( a community grants project) which will cover the majority of the consultancy costs involved in the first few stages of the project.
The next stage of the project will be for the group to hold a 'Visioning event' to which all stake holders will be invited to share their views and ideas for the parish. Please look out for further details about this event.