Hungerford is launching an exciting project – Hungerford
2036 - to guide the way our town and its surrounding area will evolve.
The Hungerford 2036 Project Team aims to identify how Hungerford wishes to
develop over the next 20 years and document this vision in a Neighbourhood
Development Plan which will:-
Conserve and enhance
the town and countryside,
Identify and address challenges facing our area now
and in the future,
Ensure our town and
its surrounding area is a thriving, attractive
and welcoming place to live, work and visit.
Hungerford 2036 will demand a lot of work from us all and will
keep the Project Team busy for at least the next two years. Everyone will be
kept informed throughout this time and will be encouraged to contribute their
ideas and opinions at various stages. Engagement and help from residents living
or working in all parts of the town and its surroundings is vital to the
success of the project. Contributions will be welcomed from the entire
community, from all backgrounds and age groups.
Once the Plan is ready a local referendum will be held and
more than half of those who vote must choose “yes” for the Plan to be
finalised. If all goes well, the Plan would then become part of the planning
framework for our area. This means it must be used by the local Planning
Authority (West Berks) when making decisions.
The Plan will also provide a clear summary of the community’s
aspirations and priorities to guide the Town Council and other organisations’
More information can be found for now on the Town Council’s
website although a dedicated Hungerford
2036 website will be set up shortly. If you would like follow and be kept
informed about progress on the project please email
The Project Team is very much looking forward to working on
this project and your suggestions, comments and questions will always be
welcome - as well as your offers of help!
Chair of Hungerford 2036