Parish Council drops search for LNH Site

Speldhurst Parish Council has dropped its promotion of a site to the rear of Ferbies, Speldhurst for social housing. Following wide-spread opposition within the village and after a Full Council Meeting on 18th July the Parish Council announced that it will not pursue the search for a new RSL (social housing provider) for the site.

Parish Councillors agreed that they will use the neighbourhood planning process to investigate the whole issue of affordable housing in the parish to see if any other solutions have been overlooked. There has been criticism of the quality of research commissioned by the Parish Council and whether it did, in fact, prove a local housing need.