Design Forum Summary

The NDP Design Forum ran from the 9-11 May 2017 and was kindly hosted by Cranbrook School in the Old Coach House. It attracted many passionate community advocates who took the opportunity to help shape some rough planning policy ideas for the parish. Facilitated by our consultant Richard Eastham of Feria Urbanism, participants were taken through a range of tasks, looking at every aspect of planning policy for the parish as a whole and as Sissinghurst and Cranbrook as distinct areas. Site visits were conducted and findings reported back and added to a draft policy headings chart.

The three days started off with a tremendous 18 presentations from key groups within the parish and the content incorporated into the mix. It was fantastic to see so many grasp the opportunity the NDP process offers to influence the eventual plan, and help shape the future of the parish.

The event concluded with an excellent presentation by Richard, which incorporated all that was achieved over the three days. He presented to a full house and received praise from the room for a successful delivery of the forum, and in his summation of the overarching ‘plan’ for the parish.

The Feria team will now produce a report and slideshow for the next round of public engagement, presenting the work from the forum. The next step will be presenting the outline policy headings to the wider community through a series of roadshows for feedback and further ideas.

Look out for upcoming roadshows and other opportunities to get involved and have your say. We will be at Cranbrook Goes Nuts on 28-29 May and the Family Fun Day on 18 June. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook Group for further dates.

Watch the presentation on the work done at the 3 day Design Forum now – it’s exciting stuff!

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Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Design Forum from Richard Eastham on Vimeo.

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