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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.

Sawpit Road - Deadline - 20th Jan

If you wish to wish to make representation, or modify/withdraw your previous comments regarding the proposed development at Sawpit Road, to The Planning Inspectorate please do so by email to 

east1@planninginspectorate.gov.uk by 20th January 2022. See our planning page for further details.

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HVS Traffic Calming Strategy

One of the main concerns that HVS members raise is speeding in Hurst.  A lot of work has been done by the Parish Council to reduce speeding, but the problem persists.

HVS have therefore devised a Traffic Calming Strategy which was presented to HPC at the December Council Meeting.  You can view the presentation by clicking here.

A dedicated section of the HVS website is being prepared with more information, once this goes live it will be included in our newsletter.

In the meantime, if you have any comments or feedback please email us.

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WBC Local Plan Consultation - open until 24 January 2022

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. 

It is not expected, that following a further consultation period, any updated Plan will be submitted to the Government until towards the end of 2022, with actual adoption of the Plan not taking place until a year later in late 2023.  For more information, visit engage.wokingham.gov.uk.

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Planning Application for Self Build Houses in Broadcommon Road - Refused 10 Jan 22

All those who submitted comments to WBC regarding this application should have received a letter informing them that the Council having had regard of all material planning considerations have decided to refuse the application.  View details here.

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

We send out newsletters (generally monthly) to everyone who has signed up to our email list.  If you are interested in receiving the newsletter please let us know or enter your email address by clicking here

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 .

More on skills register

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