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HAWKHURST, KENT

HAWKHURST, KENT

Sensitive design in a landscape-led setting

  • 62 homes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Mixed-tenure
  • 33% of the site is open space
  • Delivery 2016-2018

This is a particularly sensitive site set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Following exchange of the Option Agreement we promoted the site through the Local Plan using our renowned landscape-led approach to meet the sensitive dynamics of the site and the local planning situation.

Working closely with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Planning, Design and Landscape Officers throughout the process, we were successful in securing a planning consent for residential development comprising 62 new homes. This was a landmark decision given the importance that AONB status has in National Planning Policy and being the first significant release in Tunbridge Wells Borough for over 20 years.

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“Our land was sensitive in planning terms, and therefore it was very important to work with a developer with both the planning and design skills to finally unlock a consent. Countryside’s design-led ethos and corporate values appealed to me, and I have found their people to be professional and approachable. They have big company resources, whilst maintaining speed and pragmatism in their decision making.”
Douglas Bradshaw, Landowner