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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 - Appeal Decision

The decision of the Planning Inspector, dated 4th August 2022 is that “The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted”. in accordance with the terms of planning  application ref;211532, and subject to a schedule of conditions imposed by the Inspector.

The full Appeal Decision can be accessed HERE, and it is strongly recommended that individual members of the Society and other local residents read this in full in order to at least be fully aware, even if you don’t necessarily agree with the reasons for the Inspector’s decision. 


View the HVS Planning Letters Page for HVS' statement about the decision as well as a short summary of the key points.

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WBC Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

WBC have recently launched a consultation on their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).  

The deadline for comments is Friday 19 August.

For more details click here.

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Tape Lane - Planning Refused

Outline Planning Application 220458

for 200 houses.  

23 June 2022

Planning Permission has been REFUSED

View application on the WBC website here.  You can also view the Notification Letter refusing permission here.

For more details about the planning proposal and what has happened so far, click here.

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HVS Membership Scheme

To celebrate 50 years of HVS we are launching a new HVS Members Benefit Scheme.  


Two local businesses have joined the scheme so far.  Stanlake Park Wine Estate & Sheephlands Garden Centre.  Click here to view details. 


Members will need a membership number and a card to access these benefits.  To get your new HVS Members Benefit Card please email secretary@hvs.org.uk.  If you are not already a member, click here to join.

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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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HVS in the Press

HVS over the last few months has been in the press regularly due to its activities. both in Wokingham Today and the the Maidenhead Advertiser and Wokingham.

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.

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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.

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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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