Ford is a community-led scheme that has been openly communicated with a range of stakeholders on an ongoing basis, with the masterplan being prepared, reviewed and finalised based on extensive engagement and consultation over many years. Working together, Barton Willmore Wates Developments and Redrow Homes, have actively engaged with Ford residents from the outset to ensure the proposals shape the parish in a way that best reflects the community’s aspirations.
A wide range of engagement methods were employed – most notably a two-day workshop weekend – where a series of themed round table discussions were held with input from local organisations, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Sussex Wildlife Trust and Campaign for Better Transport.
The proposals were initiated by local people and they are the ones that will be living, working and enjoying the environment in the future. The proposals will deliver a healthy, attractive and sustainable place that will foster ownership and pride within the local community.