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The Society is based in the rural village of Hurst in the Royal County of Berkshire, England. The primary concern of the Society is to protect the physical environment and maintain the rural aspect of the area. It aims also to promote greater use of the village amenities and services and to encourage their expansion.

WBC Local Plan Update - Revised Growth Strategy

WBC consultation on the Draft Local Plan Update will be open from Monday 22 November to 24 January 2022.

As per WBC Resident's Round-up newsletter 'The draft strategy includes a new garden village of about 4,500 homes, with at least 2,200 to be built by 2038, plus generous green space on land south of the M4, between Shinfield, Arborfield & Sindlesham.

It also proposes about 800 new homes within the council’s existing South Wokingham major development & smaller scale development elsewhere, plus dozens of new areas of local green space & continued commitments to providing affordable housing & addressing the climate emergency.'

Public meetings will take place on 22 and 30 November and there will be virtual meetings, on 2 and 6 December. For more information, visit engage.wokingham.gov.uk.

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History Comes Alive in Hurst

HVS welcomed The Rt. Hon Theresa May MP and the highly respected Royal Historian, writer and broadcaster, Hugo Vickers together with a number of local residents to Stanlake Park’s Vineyard Shop last Friday evening to celebrate both the opening of the first official “Hurst Village Archives” and the launch of Henry Farrar’s new book; Hurst A New Look At An Ancient Parish.

You can buy Henry's book (£23) by emailing secretary@hvs.org.uk or by visiting the Stanlake shop.

Pictured : Theresa May & HVS Chairman, Jo Newbold

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Planning Application for 5G Mast on Broadwater Lane (211667)

The application has gone to Appeal.  HVS will be sustaining its objection to the application.  View details on the planning letters page.

East of Lodge Road (Tape Lane) - Proposed Development

The public exhibition of the revised proposals has now ended.  You can view the proposals on the Mactaggart & Mickel website, they can also be downloaded here.

View the HVS page with all information available to date regarding the proposed development.

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HVS in the Press

HVS over the last few months has been in the press regularly due to its activities.  Including twice in the last week, featuring both in the Maidenhead Advertiser and Wokingham Today as a result of Theresa May's visit to the Hurst Archives & Book Launch as well as the Developer's proposals for Tape Lane.  

View all recent HVS press.

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Latest News

View recent objections to Planning Applications written by HVS

Society Aims - The Society endeavours to review all Planning Applications submitted for Hurst and those in neighbouring Parishes which are likely to have an impact on Hurst. The Society makes its views known to the Planning Authority if it is of the view that an Application may have a detrimental effect upon the village.


Magazine & Newsletter

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You can also view historic to emails sent.


From piano teacher to plasterer, there's probably someone in Hurst with the skill you need.  Follow the link below to see the full Skills Register.  If you live in the village and  want to be included, we charge an annual fee per entry: £20 if you are a member of the Hurst Village Society, £25 if you are a non-member .

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