Neighbourhood planning is a way for local communities to decide the future of their areas. Successful Neighbourhood Plans will form part of the development plan used by Chichester District Council in determining planning applications.

The Localism Act (2011) gave powers to local communities and parish and town councils to produce Neighbourhood Plans. The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (2012) set out the stages of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

There are links from this page to a number of guidance documents that give more detail on the Neighbourhood Plan process and how the District Council can help community groups that are looking to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.

Guidance documents include:

pdf icon CDC/16 - Settlement Boundary Review (December 2013) [99kb]

pdf icon Guide to employing consultants [50kb]

pdf icon Guide to producing a Neighbourhood Plan [400kb]

pdf icon Locality - Keeping it simple [1Mb]

pdf icon Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap Guide (Locality 2018) [1Mb]

pdf icon Support for Neighbourhood Planning Groups [196kb]

Neighbourhood Planning in the South Downs National Park

There are a number of Chichester District parishes that are now either wholly or partly within the South Downs National Park. Where any neighbourhood planning work is being considered  within these parishes further details are available on their website. .

Birdham Neighbourhood Plan

The Birdham Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Birdham Parish and village over the period 2014-2029. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The Parish of Birdham covers an area of around 696 hectares located to the south west of Chichester on the Manhood Peninsula. It is a uniquely situated harbour-side village that lies within the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Beauty and close proximity to Pagham Harbour and Medmerry compensatory habitat.

Following Cabinet on the 7 June 2016, at the Council meeting on 19 July 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Birdham Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Birdham Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Birdham. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Birdham will need to be made in accordance with the Birdham Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version March 2016 [5Mb]

pdf icon Birdham Regulation 20 Report [180kb]

Referendum

The Birdham Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on 5 May 2016, 90% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Birdham Neighbourhood Plan.

Referendum

pdf icon Information for Voters [464kb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan for referendum March 2016 [5Mb]

Examination

Janet Cheesley has been appointed as the Examiner for the Birdham Neighbourhood Plan. The examiner's final report has been received and is published below. Chichester District Council has now published its Decision Statement as agreed by Cabinet on 9 February 2016.

At the request of the examiner, the council wrote to all those who submitted representations as part of the Regulation 16 consultation to ask if their original representation(s) still stand or if there are any amendments to be made in the light of the council's statement on the adoption of the new Local Plan. Responses were requested no later than Monday 7 September 2015 and are available:

Examination documents

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [381kb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [272kb]

word icon Post Chichester Local Plan: Key Principles Adoption Consultation Responses - Birdham [18kb]

pdf icon Examiner Question re Response from Mr Knappett Birdham NP [85kb]

pdf icon BPC 220915 Answers to Comments made to the Inspector (3) [317kb]

Further correspondence from Mr Knappett

pdf icon Email from Mr Knappett regarding proofs [77kb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence [1Mb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence - Summary [888kb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence Appendix Part 1 [4Mb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence Appendix Part 2 [5Mb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence Appendix Part 3 [4Mb]

pdf icon Mark Hewett Proof of Evidence Appendix Part 4 [2Mb]

pdf icon Email from Mr Knappett regarding wastewater treatment works [49kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 1 [98kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 2 [176kb]

excel icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 3 [45kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 4 [100kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 5 [151kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 6 [95kb]

pdf icon Wastewater Treatment Works email attachment 7 [98kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Birdham Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 11 December 2014 to 12 February 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Development Plan [1Mb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [489kb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [587kb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Development Plan public notice [63kb]

word icon Birdham Submission Consultation Response [44kb]

pdf icon Birdham Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [126kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Birdham Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 9 June 2014 to 21 July 2014. For more information please visit the Birdham Parish Council  website.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Birdham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [221kb]

pdf icon Birdham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Summary of responses from Consultation Bodies (SEA) [7kb]

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Birdham Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [1Mb]

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Birdham Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [43kb]

 

 

Bosham Neighbourhood Plan

The Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Plan  has been produced by a Project Team appointed by  and  reporting  to  the Parish Council and  as  a  result  of  the  careful  consideration  of  numerous  consultation exercises  and  responses  from  the  community  and  a  wide  variety  of  local  stakeholders.  Detailed consideration  has  also  been  given  to  numerous  evidential  sources  including  local  survey information and higher level planning policies and guidance. This work has been undertaken with the  assistance  of  the  Bosham  Association  and  community  volunteers  and  with  the  advice  and support of the CDC and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy. The  BPNP  reflects  community  wide  observations,  comments,  concerns  and  aspirations  about planning, development and related issues for the period up until 2029.

Following Council meeting on 22 November 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Bosham. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Bosham will need to be made in accordance with the Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan for referendum October 2016 [4Mb]

pdf icon Bosham Regulation 20 Report [181kb]

Referendum

The Bosham Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on Wednesday 16 November 2016, 90% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Bosham Neighbourhood Plan .

Referendum

word icon Information for Voters [1Mb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan for referendum October 2016 [4Mb]

Examination

Janet Cheesley has been appointed as the Examiner for the Bosham Neighbourhood Plan.  The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published along with the Parish Council's revised comparison report. The other documents have been published in response to queries raised by the examiner. The examiner has also taken account of relevant documents submitted by Luken Beck obo Barratt David Wilson to Bosham Parish Council as part of their regulation 14 consultation.

Examination documents

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [370kb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [340kb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan Parish Council revised comparison report [838kb]

pdf icon 1 Examiners Query re Policy 3 16th December 2015 [31kb]

pdf icon 2 Bosham Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's Query re Bosham PC Notes to Policy 3 [50kb]

pdf icon 3 Email Correspondence to Examiner re BPC confirmation of continuance of examination [246kb]

pdf icon 4 Letter to CLG to extend determination period 16 November 2016 [107kb]

pdf icon 5 Letter from CLG 30 November 2015 [67kb]

pdf icon 6 CDC advise examiner of intention to issue decision notice to permit [49kb]

pdf icon 7 BPC Response re source of map on page 44 of BNP [902kb]

 

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Bosham Neighbourhood Plan is now published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 27 August to 9 October 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Development Plan [4Mb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Development Plan Basic Condition Statement [2Mb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Statement [6Mb]

word icon Bosham Neighbourhood Development Plan Representation Form [190kb]

word icon Bosham Submission Consultation Responses October 2015 [21kb]

pdf icon Bosham Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [571kb]

pdf icon List of Reps Southbourne NPR Submission April 2021 [433kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [1Mb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 12 November 2014 to 31 December 2014. For more information please visit the Bosham Parish Council   website.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Bosham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [983kb]

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Bosham Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [41kb]

 

Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish is set at the foot of the South Downs, with the northern part of the Parish located within the South Downs National Park.  Boxgrove is a small village located on relatively flat land between the A27 and the settlement of Halnaker. Goodwood House, with which the village has strong historical associations, lies about a mile to the north west. The centre of the village of Boxgrove is designated as a conservation area, and is linear stretching north-south along The Street, with many historic buildings. Boxgrove Parish also includes the smaller settlements of Crockerhill and Strettington.

A Benedictine monastery was founded at Boxgrove by William de la Haye in 1115. The priory church remains as the Church of England parish church of St. Mary and St. Blaise, minus the original parish church, the monks church became the parish church, and mostly dates from the 13th century.

Following Cabinet on 1 June 2021, at the Council meeting on 22 June 2021, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Boxgrove. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Boxgrove will need to be made in accordance with the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Referendum

The Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Referendum

pdf icon Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version [5Mb]

pdf icon Boxgrove Basic Conditions Statement Referendum Version [1Mb]

word icon Boxgrove Information Statement [1Mb]

Examination

Tony Burton was appointed as the examiner of the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan and the Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published below.

Following receipt of the Examiner's report into the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan, the Council's Decision Statement was agreed by Cabinet on 7 July and has been published.

The Neighbourhood Plan is now able to move forward to referendum but in accordance with current Government advice this will not be held until 6 May 2021 (in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Postponement of Elections and Referendum Regulations 2020). However, Government guidance is that the plan may carry significant weight where relevant to a planning application, even though it would not have been tested through referendum.

Examination documents

pdf icon Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Report - Final [1Mb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP Decision Statement July 2020 [367kb]

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

The progress of a number of neighbourhood plans has been impeded over recent months as a result of changes in the law following various European Court decisions and the subsequent interpretation of new case law. In order to progress the various plans steps are being taken to take account of the changing legislative environment and provide the most robust position for the neighbourhood plan as it moves forward.

There are changes in relation to both the required Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement and also, as a consequence of the need to undertake such an assessment, the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment.

The Boxgrove Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement below was published for a period of 5 weeks of public consultation ending on 15 May 2019.  The representations received are shown below and have been forwarded to the examiner.  

pdf icon Final Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan HRA Statement [102kb]

word icon Boxgrove NP HRA Responses [52kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The final version of the Environmental Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan, including non-technical summary document, completed in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, has now been published and submitted to the Examiner of the Neighbourhood Plan. 

pdf icon Scoping Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan April 2019 [735kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP SEA Scoping Report Responses [1Mb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP Draft SEA Environmental Report July 2019 [562kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP SEA Environmental Report Oct 2019 [854kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP SEA Environmental Report Non-Technical Summary Oct 2019 [463kb]

word icon Boxgrove NP Responses [84kb]

Submission documents

pdf icon Boxgrove Submission NDP 2017 - 2029 [1Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 1 - NDP [37kb]

pdf icon Appendix 2 - NDP [1Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 3 - NDP [1Mb]

pdf icon Boxgrove Basic Conditions Statement [685kb]

pdf icon Consultation Statement [171kb]

pdf icon Consultation Statement Appendix A - Reg 14 responses and actions [124kb]

word icon Reg 16 Boxgrove Response Form for website [166kb]

word icon Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Submission Consultation Responses [22kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove NP Reg 16 Summary of Reps Apr - Jun 2018 [334kb]


 

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Boxgrove Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Assessment Screening Determination July 2017 [204kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [237kb]

Boxgrove Neighbourhood Area Designation

 

Boxgrove

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Boxgrove Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [43kb]

pdf icon Boxgrove Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [680kb]

Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan

The Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Chidham and Hambrook Parish over the period 2014-2029. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Area covers just under 11 km² and is made up of three communities; Chidham, Hambrook and part of East Nutbourne. The Neighbourhood Area is bounded by the A27 to the north, and the Chichester Harbour AONB to the south.

Following Cabinet on the 20th September 2016, at the Council meeting on 20th September 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Chidham and Hambrook. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Chidham and Hambrook will need to be made in accordance with the Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version September 2016 [3Mb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Regulation 20 Report [183kb]

Referendum

Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on 13th September 2016, 94% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan.

Referendum

pdf icon Information for Voters [337kb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan for referendum September 2016 [3Mb]

Examination

Janet Cheesley was appointed as the Examiner for the Chidham & Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published below. Chichester District Council has now published its Decision Statement as agreed by Cabinet on 3 May 2016.

Examination documents

pdf icon Chidham & Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan 2015 Report by Independent Examiner [363kb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [345kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan is now published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 27 August to 9 October 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan [6Mb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan Basic Condition Statement [474kb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Statement [1Mb]

word icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Development Plan Representation Form [190kb]

word icon Chidham and Hambrook Submission Consultation Responses October 2015 [18kb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [296kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan has been published for representations according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation period ran for 6 weeks until 8 September 2014. For more information please visit the  Chidham and Hambrook Parish Council  website.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [137kb]

pdf icon Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan Summary of responses from Consultation Bodies [111kb]

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Chidham & Hambrook Designation Letter [48kb]

pdf icon Chidham Map [937kb]

 

East Wittering and Bracklesham Neighbourhood Plan Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan

The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Fishbourne Parish and village over the period 2014-2029. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Area covers just under 4 km² and is situated directly to the west of Chichester at the head of the Fishbourne Channel. The A27 forms the northern and eastern boundaries of the village.

Following Cabinet on the 8 March 2016, at the Council meeting on 31 March 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Fishbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Fishbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Fishbourne. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Fishbourne will need to be made in accordance with the Fishbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' on 31 March 2016. The Plan included Appendix FNP3 - Fishbourne Settlement Area (outlined in red) April 2014.  A drafting error in relation to this map was identified. The modification document, agreed by Council on 22 November 2016, sets out Chichester District Council's modification to rectify the situation and correct the error by substituting a replacement map. Fishbourne Parish Council has consented to the modification.

A copy of the Modification Document is available to view below:

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version January 2016 [3Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan Modification Document November 2016 [811kb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Regulation 20 Report [181kb]

Referendum

Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on 11th February 2016. 94% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan.

Referendum

pdf icon Information for Voters [410kb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version January 2016 [3Mb]

Examination

The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published. Chichester District Council has now published its Decision Statement as agreed by Cabinet on 1 December 2015.

The representations and submission documents were submitted for independent examination on 11 July 2014. In light of representations made by Iceni Projects in accordance with Regulation 16, Chichester District Council requested the suspension of the examination. The examination has now been resumed.

The Examiner has asked for a period of consultation to be undertaken on the amendments to the SEA determination and the text and wording of Policy SD1 set out in the documents below. This consultation ran until 6 March 2015.

At the request of the Examiner the Council wrote to all those who submitted representations as part of the Regulation 16 consultation to ask if their  original representation(s) still stand or if there are any amendments to be made in the light of the Council's Statement on the adoption of the new Local Plan. Responses were requested no later than Monday 7 September 2015 and are listed below.

Examination documents

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [1Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [401kb]

pdf icon Amendment regarding SEA Basic Condition Document [2Mb]

pdf icon Amendment of Policy SD1 and pages 17-19 of the Neighbourhood Plan [990kb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Suspension of Examination [121kb]

word icon Fishbourne NP Further Consultation Responses on Policy SD01 [35kb]

word icon Post Chichester Local Plan: Key Principles Adoption Consultation Responses - Fishbourne [18kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Fishbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [144kb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report undertaken by Lepus [1Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Summary of responses from Consultation Bodies (SEA) [116kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan was published for representations according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 29 May 2014 to 10 July 2014.
The representations and submission documents were submitted for independent examination on 11 July 2014.

Submission documents

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan [2Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Condition Statement [2Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [572kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan was published for representations according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 1 December 2013 to 24 January 2014. For more information please visit the Fishbourne Parish Council  website.

 

Hunston Neighbourhood Plan

Hunston is a rural village, a mile and a half south of Chichester on the Manhood Peninsula. The northern boundary of the Parish is along the A27, the southern just north of Sidlesham Common. Hunston Village is the only substantial settlement in the parish. There is a golf course to the south of the village surrounded by agricultural land. The north western section of the parish is along the Chichester Canal, which runs from Chichester Basin to Chichester Marina and is navigable from Chichester Basin to the Donnington Road (B2201) through Hunston. The Chichester Free School established in 2013, moved to its current site in September 2018. The school was built on the site of a fire-damaged Carmelite Convent and caters for children from ages 4 to 16.

Withdrawal of the Neighbourhood Plan

As a result of the findings of Examiner's report, the Parish Council has requested that the submitted plan and supporting documentation is withdrawn from any further consideration by Chichester District Council.  A copy of the request email and the agreed decision are available to view:

pdf icon CDC - NP letter 7 June 2022 [195kb]

word icon Delegated Authority for Hunston NP Withdrawal June 2022 [133kb]

Examination

Jeremy Edge was appointed as the Examiner for Hunston Neighbourhood Development Plan 2019-2037.

The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is available to view:

word icon Hunston NDP Examination Report - April 22 [422kb]

Publication of the Hunston Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2037

Hunston Parish Council is undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. All the background supporting work undertaken by the parish can be found on the Hunston Parish Council website .

The Hunston Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2037 was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 15 July to 9 September 2021. 

All representations received have now been published, and are available to view. Please note that any other personal information will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the principles and rights set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, which cover such things as why and for how long we use, keep and look after your personal data.

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version [8Mb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - Appendix 2 Views and Vistas Assessment [10Mb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - Appendix 3 Local Identified Buildings [10Mb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - Proposals Map [1015kb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Statement [156kb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - SEA Report [3Mb]

pdf icon Hunston Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation Statement [404kb]

word icon Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response Form [166kb]

word icon Final Hunston NP HRA Statement July 2021 [37kb]

word icon List of Reps Hunston NP Submission October 2021 [24kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

word icon Hunston NP - Final SEA Screening Determination July 21 [207kb]

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Hunston map [448kb] 

word icon Letter approving the designation of the Hunston Neighbourhood Area [71kb]
 

Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan

Following Cabinet on 3rd June 2014, at the Council meeting on 22nd July 2014, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Kirdford Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Kirdford  Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Kirdford. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Kirdford will need to be made in accordance with the Kirdford Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Kirdford Parish Neighbourhood Plan [4Mb]

pdf icon Kirdford Regulation 20 Report [114kb]

Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - on the 1 May 2014, 95% of voters on the day said 'Yes' to the Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan.

Referendum documents

word icon Notice of Referendum - Kirdford - 1 May 2014 [48kb]

pdf icon Kirdford Referendum Information Statement [645kb]

word icon Information for Voters - Kirdford - 1 May 2014 [1Mb]

Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Examination

The Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan was examined in January 2014. The Examiner's report has now been received. The Examiner recommended that the Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum subject to modifications. Chichester District Council published its Decision Statement which was taken to Cabinet.

Examination documents

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Development Plan Final March 2014 [4Mb]

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement [471kb]

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [383kb]

pdf icon Summary of Regulation 16 Consultation Responses [155kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan has been published for representations according to regulation 16 of the the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation ran from the 19 July to 2 September 2013 at 5pm.

Copies of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documentation are available to view.

Submission documents

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Development Plan [3Mb]

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [959kb]

pdf icon Kirdford Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal [2Mb]

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Kirdford Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [64kb]

pdf icon Kirdford Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [1Mb]

Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan

The Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Loxwood Parish and village over the next 10 to 15 years. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Loxwood parish is located in the north east part of Chichester District adjacent to the border with Surrey. It lies outside the boundary of the South Downs National Park and is made up of the village of Loxwood together with the hamlets of Alfold Bars to the north and Roundstreet Common to the south. The parish includes several local lanes such as Oakhurst Lane, Pigbush Lane, Brewhurst lane, Skiff Lane and Drungewick Lane. The Plan Area is rural, with the main settlement area being Loxwood.

Following Cabinet on the 7 July 2015, at the Council meeting on 14 July 2015, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Loxwood Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Loxwood Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Loxwood. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Loxwood will need to be made in accordance with the Loxwood Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan will remain in place after a High Court legal challenge by developers against Chichester District Council failed. The plan was formally made last July following a referendum, but developer Crownhall Estates Limited decided to launch a legal challenge against the council's decision to make the plan. A court hearing was held in November and on Thursday 21 January, Chichester District Council was informed that all grounds for the challenge had failed. A copy of the Final Judgement can be seen below.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan March 2015 [3Mb]

pdf icon Loxwood Regulation 20 Report [88kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Final Judgement 21 January 2016 [444kb]

Referendum 2015

The Referendum for the Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan was held on the 25 June 2015.

word icon Information Statement May 2015 [1Mb]

Examination March 2015

The Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan was examined in December 2014 to February 2015. The Examiner's report has now been received and published. The Examiner recommended that the Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum subject to modifications. Chichester District Council has now published its Decision Statement as agreed by Cabinet on 24 April 2015.

Examiner's Report

pdf icon Examiner's Report Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan March 2015 [349kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan decision statement April 2015 [126kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan March 2015 [3Mb]

Examination Documents January 2015

pdf icon CDC response to Crown Hall representations 27th January 2015 [104kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan (resubmitted) legal advice 27th January 2015 [162kb]

pdf icon BDW and Wainhomes Ltd versus Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Number [2014] EWHC 1470 (Admin) [136kb]

pdf icon Proposed Amendment to Policy 1 [181kb]

pdf icon Examiner request for extra reasoning statement [11kb]

pdf icon CDC background information regarding second Loxwood Examination [91kb]

pdf icon CDC request for response to Crown Hall representations [11kb]

pdf icon Examiner response to CDC request to Crown Hall representations [13kb]

pdf icon Examiner's query re Policy 1 [31kb]

pdf icon CDC response to Examiner's query re Policy 1 [48kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Summary of Representations [153kb]

word icon Loxwood NP Plan - Policy 1 Amendment Consultations Responses (February 2015) [54kb]

pdf icon Further representations February 2015 [87kb]

Chichester District Council received a legal challenge on its decision to hold a referendum following the independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.  The challenge was based around the failure of the District Council to carry out a legally compliant screening opinion process to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the plan was required.

In order to remedy this error, the District Council carried out a formal screening opinion process.  The Parish Council issued an up to date Basic Conditions Statement and re-submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council for consultation.  Following this the Neighbourhood Plan will be the subject of an independent examination before a further anticipated referendum.
The consultation ran from the 23 October to the 4 December 2014.

Publication (Regulation 16) (October 2014)

Regulation 16 Re-Submission documents

excel icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation Feedback Table (Dec 2013) [114kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement - Jan 2014 [339kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement [268kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan differences between referendum and judicial review [51kb]

word icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan response form [190kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan public notice [23kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish re-submission Neighbourhood Plan Oct 2014 [3Mb]

word icon Loxwood Submission Consultation Responses [29kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [71kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report undertaken by Lepus [1Mb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan Summary of responses from Consultation Bodies (SEA) [13kb]

Referendum 2014

The Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on 24 July 2014. The result is available to view on this page.

pdf icon Loxwood Declaration of Result for Referendum 24 July 2014 [119kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan - Final May 2014 [4Mb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement [370kb]

word icon Notice of Referendum [48kb]

word icon Information for voters [1Mb]

Examination 2014

The Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan examination was held in March 2014. In April 2014 the council received the Examiner's report, which concludes that subject to modifications that the Plan should proceed to referendum.

Examination documents

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report - April 2014 [318kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan - Summary of representations [37kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan was published for representations according to Regulation 16 of the the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation ran from 17 January to 28 February 2014.

Submission documents

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Submission Document [3Mb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement - Jan 2014 [339kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement [463kb]

excel icon Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation Feedback Table (Dec 2013) [114kb]

Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Loxwood Parish Council Neighbourhood Area [42kb]

pdf icon Loxwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [740kb]

Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish is situated in the North East of Chichester District in a rural setting. It borders to the North with Dunsfold Parish, Surrey; to the West with the South Downs National Park and Northchapel Parish; to the South with Kirdford Parish and to the East with Loxwood Parish. There are four settlement areas in the Parish - Ifold, Plaistow, Durfold Wood and Shillinglee. Outside of these areas, the Parish is rural and largely undeveloped, other than sporadic residential development and agricultural activity with a number of established large farms. The Parish is characterised as remote and tranquil. It comprises undulating, pastoral landscape of green fields interspersed with belts of woodland, including ancient woodland, ancient assarts, hedgerows and shaws extending from the Arun valley to the east and the Western extent of the Low Weald.

Withdrawal of the Neighbourhood Plan

As a result of the Revised Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Matrix and Appropriate Assessment Statement, the Parish Council has requested that the submitted plan and supporting documentation is withdrawn from any further consideration by Chichester District Council.  The request letter and the agreed decision are available to view:

pdf icon Letter to CDC re FORMAL withdrawal of P and I NP from examination February 2022 [288kb]

word icon Delegated Authority for P and I NP Withdrawal May 2022 [132kb]

Examination

Janet Cheesley was appointed as the Examiner for the Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner issued the procedural guidance below for information. All representations received during the consultation periods have been published. 

July 2021 - The Examiner suspended the Examination to allow the Council to undertake a further Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Matrix and Appropriate Assessment Statement of the plan in the light of a new issue raised by Natural England in relation to development in the Sussex North Water Supply Zone which includes the parish. A Revised Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Matrix and Appropriate Assessment Statement has now been published below.

word icon Plaistow and Ifold NP - Examiner email 03/11/20 [15kb]

pdf icon Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service - Guidance to service users and examiners [401kb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold NP - New Issue from Natural England [976kb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold NP - New Issue from Natural England - Examiners Response [844kb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold NP HRA Statement June 2021 [93kb]

pdf icon Open Letter to Plaistow and Ifold Parish [189kb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold NP legal Opinion September 2021 [28kb]

word icon Further P and I NP Legal Advice Response October 2021 [16kb]

Repeat Publication of the Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan

The Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published in February for consultation from 27 February to 30 April 2020. However, due to the impact of Covid19 restrictions during the consultation it was necessary for Chichester District Council to repeat the formal Regulation 16 consultation period. Details of the consultation are set out below and the consultation period ended at 5pm on Thursday 29 October 2020.

All previously received representations have been sent to the Examiner along with all those submitted during this further consultation period.  

All comments will be publicly available and identifiable by name and (where applicable) organisation. Please note that any other personal information will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the principles and rights set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, which cover such things as why and for how long we use, keep and look after your personal data. 

Submission documents

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029 (Submission version) [5Mb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement [410kb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Statement of Consultation [517kb]

word icon Statement of Consultation - Appendix A - Regulation 14 List of Statutory Consultees [59kb]

pdf icon Statement of Consultation - Appendix B - Regulation 14 Statutory Consultees Comments [884kb]

pdf icon Statement of Consultation - Appendix C - Consultation Statement Table [342kb]

pdf icon Statement of Consultation - Appendix D - Regulation 14 Representations [1Mb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Health Check Report (April 2018) [67kb]

pdf icon Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan (August 2018) [2Mb]

pdf icon Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Further Addendum (October 2019) [464kb]

pdf icon Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Plan Further Addendum (May 2019) [664kb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment [75kb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Response Form (September 2020) [192kb]

word icon Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Summary of Responses [91kb]

word icon List_of_Reps_P_and_Ifold_NP_Submission_April_and_Oct_2020 [23kb]

Strategic Environment Assessment

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination May 2017 [305kb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [345kb]

Plaistow and Ifold Neighbourhood Area Designation

Plaistow and Ifold

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [43kb]

pdf icon Plaistow and Ifold Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [584kb]

Selsey Neighbourhood Plan

Selsey is located at the end of one of the busiest B roads in the UK, the B2145, and at the southern tip of the Manhood Peninsula, a flat coastal plain and one of the few undeveloped coastal strips along the south coast.

In 1899 when Selsey's population was just over 1,200, most properties were concentrated around the High Street with open fields immediately behind. Selsey was then sparsely populated, with dwellings and workshops situated on just three main streets or lanes.

The pattern of the original lanes is still evident today, forming the principal routes that fed the successive waves of development that occurred through the 20th century. Since the end of the 19th century, Selsey has evolved from a fishing village into a quintessential British seaside destination and residential settlement. Today it is the second-largest conurbation in Chichester district. Typical of other coastal towns, Selsey is also favoured by retirees, with many of its permanent residents having previously been visitors or tourists to the area over many years. The town is popular with visitors from London and the Home Counties, who make frequent visits to the area, attracted by a mix of local amenities as well as the short travel times.

Selsey Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029

Following Cabinet on 1 June 2021, at the Council meeting on 22 June 2021, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Selsey. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Selsey  will need to be made in accordance with the Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Referendum

The Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version [1Mb]

word icon Selsey NP Information Statement [1Mb]

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

The progress of a number of neighbourhood plans has been impeded over recent months as a result of changes in the law following various European Court decisions and the subsequent interpretation of new case law.  In order to progress the various plans steps are being taken to take account of the changing legislative environment and provide the most robust positon for the neighbourhood plan as it moves forward.

There are changes in relation to both the required Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement and also, as a consequence of the need to undertake such an assessment, the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment.

The Selsey Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement was published for a period of 5 weeks of public consultation ending on 1 May 2019. The representations received are show below and have been forwarded to the examiner.

pdf icon Selsey NP HRA Statement March Final 2019 [103kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP HRA Responses [650kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The final version of the Environmental Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Selsey Neighbourhood Plan, including non-technical summary document, completed in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, has now been published.

word icon Final Selsey NP SEA Scoping Report April 2019 [104kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP SEA Scoping Report Responses [1Mb]

word icon Final Selsey NP SEA Scoping Report June 2019 [66kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP Draft SEA Environmental Report July 2019 [459kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP SEA Environmental Report Oct 2019 [890kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP SEA Environmental Report Oct 2019 Non-Technical Summary [391kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP SEA Responses 2019 [567kb]

Examination

John Slater was appointed as the Examiner for the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner's Report has been received and is available to view.

Following receipt of the Examiner's report into the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan, and the subsequent Environmental Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Selsey Neighbourhood Plan, which concludes that the policies in the plan will not result in a significant impact on the environment, the Council's Decision Statement was agreed by Cabinet on 7 July 2020 and has been published.

The Neighbourhood Plan is now able to move forward to referendum but in accordance with current Government advice, this will not be held until 6 May 2021 (in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Postponement of Elections and Referendum Regulations 2020). However, Government guidance is that the plan may carry significant weight where relevant to a planning application, even though it would not have been tested through referendum.

Examiner's documents

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [157kb]

pdf icon Selsey NP Decision Statement July 2020 [253kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Selsey Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 9 February to 23 March 2018. Further details of the supporting evidence base can be seen on the  Selsey Town Council - Neighbourhood Plan page.

Submission documents

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan 2017: Policies [1Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan- Annex A [3Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan- Annex B [5Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029 Basic Conditions Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [1Mb]

word icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Submission Consultation Responses (February to March 2018) [20kb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [937kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment and HRA February 2017

pdf icon Selsey Pre Sub NP SEA Determination Letter inc Summary 0217 [322kb]

Selsey neighbourhood area designation

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Selsey Town Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [12kb]

pdf icon Selsey Town Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [800kb]

Selsey neighbourhood plan - superseded

Selsey Hearing November 2015

Selsey Town Council agreed at its Full Council Meeting on 17 February 2016, to notify the examiner that the Town Council has decided to withdraw the current submission draft of the Neighbourhood Plan. A further Pre-submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan will be published in due course. The examiner's final report is available for viewing.

John Slater, the Examiner appointed for the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan, requested a public hearing be held to assist his examination of the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan. The public hearing was held on Wednesday 18 November 2015. The Examiner's Interim Report has been published:

Public hearings

pdf icon Examiner's Final Report February 2016 [42kb]

pdf icon Examiner's Interim Report [94kb]

pdf icon Examiner's initial comments on Selsey Neighbourhood Plan [72kb]

pdf icon Examiner's notes for the Hearing on Selsey Neighbourhood Plan [53kb]

pdf icon Communication between West Sussex County Council and the Examiner - 9 November 2015 [61kb]

pdf icon Environment Agency Written Response to the Public Hearing [85kb]

pdf icon Selsey Town Council Response [368kb]

pdf icon West Sussex County Council Written Response to the Public Hearing [62kb]

Examination 2015

John Slater has been appointed as the Examiner for the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan. At the request of the Examiner the council wrote to all those who submitted representations as part of the Regulation 16 consultation to ask if their  original representation(s) still stand or if there are any amendments to be made in the light of the council's statement on the adoption of the new Local Plan. Responses were requested no later than Monday 14 September 2015 and are listed below.

Examination documents

word icon Post Chichester Local Plan: Key Principles Adoption Consultation Responses - Selsey [18kb]

Publication (Regulation 16) April 2015

The Selsey Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 30 April to 11 June 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan [25Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [220kb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [2Mb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment [524kb]

pdf icon Selsey Neighbourhood Development Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment [1Mb]

word icon Selsey Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form [92kb]

  • Selsey NP Reg 16 Summary of Reps June 2015 available on request
  • Selsey Submission Consultation Responses available on request


Pre-submission (Regulation 14) October 2014

The Selsey Town Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 for six weeks from 20th October 2014. For more information please visit the  Selsey Town Council  website.

 

Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish of Southbourne is located at the western edge of Chichester District within West Sussex, extending from Chichester Harbour in the south to the main A27 road at its northern boundary. The name Southbourne did not exist until 1876 when the ecclesiastical parish was formed out of Westbourne. It included Nutbourne, Prinsted, Hermitage and Gosden Green.

Although the church was consecrated in 1876, some early records state that the parish was not formed until February 26 1878. The records kept in Victorian times were not always accurate and tend to contradict each other. It is not known what the population was when the parish was formed but in 1901 it is given as 1,012, in 1931 it was given as 2,175 and in 2011 there were 6,265 people living in the Parish.

From its creation until the 1960s Southbourne was mainly an agricultural area, market gardens and fruit farms being quite prolific. In those days the industry was labour intensive and provided a great deal of work for local people. During World War One the construction of an airfield began in the northern part of the village. It was intended for it to be a "Training Depot Station" for a Handley Page 0/400 unit of the United States Army Air Service. It covered 247 acres and was to be completed by 1st November 1918, and by early August of that year, roads, water, sewerage and power services were virtually complete.

The main road which runs through the parish appears to be an ancient Roman road which would have connected Chichester and Portchester. The road later became known as the Turnpike, which was a form of toll road. According to some documents it was instituted as a Turnpike in 1720, but other documents refer to it as having been established some time after that. It was referred to as the Cosham to Chichester Turnpike, which ran from Cosham in the County of Southampton to the city of Chichester. The arrival of the railway brought about the end of the toll road, as the loads which hitherto had been conveyed by pack horse and horse and cart and therefore paid a toll were then conveyed by train. Initially there was no station between Bosham and Emsworth, but in 1906 small stations known as a halts were opened at both Nutbourne and Southbourne.

Withdrawal of the Neighbourhood Plan

As a result of the findings of Examiner's report, the Parish Council has requested that the submitted plan and supporting documentation is withdrawn from any further consideration by Chichester District Council.  A copy of the request email and the agreed decision are available to view:

word icon Email 250422 Southbourne PC to CDC [12kb]

word icon Delegated Authority for Southbourne NPR Withdrawal June 2022 [133kb]

Examination

Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC was appointed as the Examiner for Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037.  The Examiner requested a public hearing and a copy of the Notice is provided below with further details of the agenda.  The hearing was held virtually on Friday 14 January 2022, starting at 10.00.  

Anyone wishing to register to attend and listen to the proceedings remotely was asked to contact the Council and a link for the meeting was sent out to them.

Invitations were sent for the hearing session and the attendees included Southbourne PC, Chichester DC, Robin Shepherd from Barton Willmore as the lead of the Consortium, Meryl Baker from Wates Developments Ltd as majority landowner holding and one representative on behalf of Metis Homes for Policy SB2 (item 4c of the Hearing Notice) , David King obo local residents of Inlands Road, Prior Leaze and School Lane (item 4d of the Hearing Notice) and Lichfield's obo the Church Commissioners for land west of Southbourne (item 4e of the Hearing Notice).

The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published below.  

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Report - CLM QC - March 2022 [5Mb]

word icon CDC and Southbourne PC Joint Statement 130422 [12kb]

Examination documents

word icon Southbourne NP Review Examiner Note 1 - Oct 2021 [15kb]

word icon Final LPA QB Joint response to Examiner Note 1 [26kb]

word icon Examiner Note SOUTHBOURNE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REVIEW 2019 - Note 2 [15kb]

pdf icon Southbourne NPR - Response to Examiner Note 2 [44kb]

word icon SBPC001 Consult Southbourne NPR Amends Nov 2021 [2Mb]

word icon Southbourne NPR Notice of Hearing [15kb]

word icon Arrangements for Hearing 14-1-22 Statement by Examiner 16-12-21 [22kb]

pdf icon SOUTHBOURNE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REVIEW AGENDA [197kb]

pdf icon Barton Willmore - Response to Matters 3R 3S and 3J - 060122 [386kb]

pdf icon LRM Planning Ltd - Letter FAO Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC 151221 [633kb]

pdf icon Nova Planning - Response to WWTW Jan 2022 [198kb]

pdf icon SPC Response to Hearing Agenda Item 3r and Topic 5 - 050122 [220kb]

word icon CDC note on Southbourne vehicular railway crossing 060122 [22kb]

pdf icon Nova Planning - Response to Examiner's Request - Bridge Note 100122 [884kb]

pdf icon Nova Planning - Matthew Reed QC 100122 [67kb]

pdf icon Nova Planning - Highways Pre-Application Scoping Note Dec 21 [4Mb]

word icon CDC to PC Southbourne Local Plan letter 13 January 2022 [693kb]

pdf icon Letter to Southbourne 20 Nov 2020 [440kb]

Consultation on Further Amendments Document from Southbourne PC (SBPC001)

pdf icon Barton Willmore obo Consortium [303kb]

pdf icon D King obo Residents [344kb]

pdf icon Historic England [227kb]

pdf icon LRM obo Hallam Land Management [422kb]

pdf icon National Highways [160kb]

pdf icon Southern Water [216kb]

pdf icon Surrey County Council [238kb]

pdf icon Turley obo Bloor Homes [703kb]

Publication of the Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037

Southbourne Parish Council is undertaking a review of its Neighbourhood Plan. All the background supporting work undertaken by the parish can be found on the  Southbourne Parish Council Website .

The Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037 was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 8 April to 3 June 2021. 

All representations received have now been published, and are now available to view. Please note that any other personal information will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the principles and rights set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, which cover such things as why and for how long we use, keep and look after your personal data.

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version [3Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - Appendix D - Ecological Data Search [12Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - Basic Conditions Statement [513kb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - Equality Impact Assessment [80kb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - SA Report [4Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - HRA Update [1Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne NP Review - Consultation Statement [2Mb]

word icon Southbourne NP Review - Response Form [166kb]

pdf icon List of Reps Southbourne NPR Submission April 2021 [433kb]

word icon Southbourne NPR HRA Screening Matrix and AA Statement (April 2021) [47kb]

word icon CDC Modification Statement Southbourne NPR [18kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

word icon Southbourne NP Review - Final SEA Screening Determination [201kb]


Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029

Following Cabinet on the 1 December 2015, at the Council meeting on 15 December 2015, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Southbourne. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Southbourne will need to be made in accordance with the Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Final Sept 2015 [2Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne Regulation 20 Report [181kb]

pdf icon Environmental Statement May 2016 [187kb]

Referendum

Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan referendum - on the 5th November 2015, 87% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

pdf icon Information for Voters [224kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Final Sept 2015 [2Mb]

Examination

The Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan was examined in early 2015. The Examiner's report and further Addendum have now been received and published:

Examination documents

pdf icon Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [368kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan decision statement September 2015 [362kb]

pdf icon Addendum to Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [200kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan Addendum to the Strategic Environmental Assessment [172kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 4 September 2014 to 16 October 2014.

Submission documents

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan [3Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [486kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [14Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan Site Assessments [455kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment [6Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan public notice [22kb]

word icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Representation Form [190kb]

pdf icon Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan summary of representations [196kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 17 April 2014 to 5 June 2014. For more information please visit the Southbourne Parish Council website.

Southbourne Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Southbourne boundary change [19kb]

pdf icon Southbourne New boundary [5Mb]

pdf icon Southbourne new letter [28kb]

pdf icon letter approving designation of Southbourne Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [41kb]

Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan

The Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Tangmere Parish over the period 2014-2029. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The Tangmere Neighbourhood Area covers just under 4.7 km² and is situated to the east of Chichester. The Neighbourhood Area is bounded by the A27 to the north, and Arun District to the east.

Following Cabinet on the 7 June 2016, at the Council meeting on 19 July 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Tangmere Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Tangmere Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Tangmere. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Tangmere will need to be made in accordance with the Tangmere Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version March 2016 [2Mb]

pdf icon Tangmere Regulation 20 Report [181kb]

Referendum

The Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan referendum - on the 5 May 2016, 89.8% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan.

pdf icon Information for Voters [902kb]

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version March 2016 [2Mb]

Examination

John Slater has been appointed as the Examiner for the Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published below. Chichester District Council has now published its Decision Statement as agreed by Cabinet on 9th February 2016.

At the request of the Examiner the Council wrote to all those who submitted representations as part of the Regulation 16 consultation to ask if their  original representation(s) still stand or if there are any amendments to be made in the light of the Council's Statement on the adoption of the new Local Plan. Responses were requested no later than Monday 14 September 2015 and are also listed below.

Examination documents

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [179kb]

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [193kb]

pdf icon Examiner correspondence [69kb]

word icon Post Chichester Local Plan: Key Principles Adoption Consultation Responses [17kb]

pdf icon PC Response 110915 to NP Examiner [139kb]

pdf icon PC Response Settlement Boundary 13-03-2015 [3Mb]

pdf icon CDC Response 160915 to NP Examiner [88kb]

pdf icon CDC Further Response 220915 to NP Examiner [72kb]

pdf icon Map 140915 Malcolm Road (5) [108kb]

 

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 30 April to 11 June 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Development Plan [2Mb]

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [720kb]

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [9Mb]

word icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form [190kb]

word icon Tangmere Submission Consultation Responses [47kb]

pdf icon Tangmere NP Reg 16 Summary of Reps June 2015 [279kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Tangmere Parish Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [206kb]

pdf icon Tangmere Parish Neighbourhood Plan Summary of responses from Consultation Bodies [118kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Tangmere Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from Friday 10 October 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014. For more information please visit the Tangmere Parish Council website.

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan - Pre-submission Plan [2Mb]

pdf icon Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan - Stakeholder Letter [95kb]

Tangmere Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Tangmere Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [45kb]

pdf icon Tangmere Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [996kb]

pdf icon Public Notice for application for Petworth Neighbourhood Plan Area and approval of Tangmere Neighbourhood Plan Area [26kb]

 

West Wittering Neighbourhood Plan

West Wittering Parish (pop. 3,600) is an active, working, rural seaside village, bordered on two sides by water and situated on the western extremity of the Manhood peninsula. One third of the Parish is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The main settlement areas of the Parish are separated by farmland. The western section of the main settlement contains most of the historical property, and the eastern section is mainly post war residential houses and bungalows adjoining the village of East Wittering. The southern section consists of houses adjacent to the sea. Within the farmland there are further settlements at Ellanore and Rookwood to the north overlooking the harbour, Redlands, Chapel Lane, Piggery Hall Lane and the south of Shipton Green. The total area is approximately 3,500 acres of which 2,100 acres are arable farmland.

Publication of the West Wittering Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2029

West Wittering Parish Council is undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. All the background supporting work undertaken by the parish can be found on the West Wittering Parish Council website Neighbourhood Plan (westwitteringparishcouncil.gov.uk)

The West Wittering Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2029 has been published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 2 February to 17 March 2023 as indicated below. 

All representations received will be published in due course after the consultation period has finished. Please note that any other personal information will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the principles and rights set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, which cover such things as why and for how long we use, keep and look after your personal data.

Copies of the West Wittering Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2029 and supporting documentation are available below.  Hard copies are available for inspection at:

Chichester District Council:

East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TY (09:00 - 16:00 Mon - Fri) 

In West Wittering and East Wittering:

West Wittering Parish Council Office, The Pavilion, Rookwood Road, West Wittering PO20 8LT.  Hours open for the consultation - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 3pm.  Telephone number  07493312378

Witterings Library, 38 Oakfield Avenue, East Wittering PO20 8BT.  Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 1pm-5pm; Thursday - Saturday 9am-1pm.  Library phone number 01243 673484

Additional arrangements:

Anyone wishing to examine a hard copy set of the suite of documents locally may also, if necessary, contact the Parish Clerk by email clerk@westwitteringparishcouncil.gov.uk or by phone 07493312378 and arrangements will be made for these to be made available.

The period for submission of representations will run from Thursday 2 February 2023 until Friday 17 March 2023.  Representations should arrive no later than 5.00pm on Friday 17 March 2023. All representations received will be available to view publicly. 

To make representations:

  • Printed response forms are available from the locations listed above or can be downloaded from the list below and filled in electronically.

Completed response forms should be sent to:

Please note that any representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority's decision under Regulation 19 in relation to the neighbourhood development plan.

Submission documents

pdf icon Neighbourhood Plan [3Mb]

pdf icon Village Design Statement [13Mb]

pdf icon SEA Report [2Mb]

pdf icon SEA Addendum [361kb]

pdf icon Basic Conditions [26Mb]

pdf icon Consultation Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Background Evidence Paper [485kb]

word icon Response Form [54kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment and HRA

word icon SEA Screening Determination for West Wittering NP Jan 2023 [542kb]

pdf icon West Wittering Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [328kb]

West Wittering Neighbourhood Area Designation

West Wittering

pdf icon Letter approving designation of West Wittering Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [41kb]

pdf icon West Wittering Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [616kb]

 

Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan

Westbourne Parish Council has prepared a neighbourhood plan for the parish. Background documents and information are available on the Westbourne Parish Council's Website. . Westbourne is a village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex. It is adjacent to Emsworth, administered by Havant Borough Council. The parish includes the hamlets of Woodmancote and Aldsworth. The village stands on the River Ems, a small river flowing into Chichester Harbour at Emsworth. It is believed that the village takes its name from its position on the river, which traditionally marks the westernmost boundary of Sussex; 'bourne' being an archaic term for a boundary as well as for a small river or brook.

This is a rural parish whose history dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086. Westbourne was renowned as a market town during the reign of Charles II and still retains a vibrant village centre with shops, doctor's surgery, garages, public houses as well as a local primary school. The parish church, with its 18th century spire, plays an integral part in village life. Since April 2011, the north-eastern and eastern edges of the village have formed boundaries with the newly designated South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Following Cabinet on 7 September 2021, at the Council meeting on 21 September 2021, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2029. This means that the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Westbourne. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Westbourne will need to be made in accordance with the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2029, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Referendum

The Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021.

pdf icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Post Examination Version June 2021 [5Mb]

word icon Westbourne Parish NP Information Statement [722kb]

Examination

Jeremy Edge was appointed as the Examiner for the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan.

Following receipt of the Examiner's report into the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan, the Council's Decision Statement was agreed by Cabinet on 4 May and subsequently corrected and has been published.

The Neighbourhood Plan is now able to move forward to the next stage of referendum.

Examination documents

pdf icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report March 2021 [1Mb]

word icon Westbourne NP – Corrected Decision Statement June 2021 [80kb]

word icon Westbourne NP - Superseded Decision Statement May 2021 [103kb]

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

The progress of a number of neighbourhood plans was been impeded as a result of changes in the law following various European Court decisions and the subsequent interpretation of new case law. In order to progress the various plans steps are being taken to take account of the changing legislative environment and provide the most robust positon for the neighbourhood plan as it moves forward. In addition, Natural England's assessments during 2019/20 suggest that more than 3000 hectares of the intertidal parts of Chichester Harbour, which is the subject of several European designations, is now classified in an "unfavourable - declining" condition.  Water quality is a contributing factor to the build-up of excess nutrients in the Harbour causing eutrophication (algal growth) which impacts on the Harbour's ecology and conservation.

Sewage from new development using waste water treatment works or an on-site package treatment plant that discharges to Chichester Harbour contributes to the excess nutrients in the Harbour (albeit in small amounts relative to other sources) and therefore needs to be considered in line with the Habitats Regulations.  This means that before agreeing to a proposal (such as a planning application or a development plan) the authority needs to undertake a Habitats Regulations Assessment and be satisfied that the proposal will not have any adverse impact on the protected site or sites.

This process has now been completed and the revised Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement published below along with an Addendum to Environmental Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan to address nutrient neutrality. The two documents were published below for a period of 5 weeks of public consultation ending on 13 November 2020.

The representations received are also published and available to view. These will be forwarded along with the documents to the examiner.

word icon Final Revised Westbourne NP HRA Statement September 2020 [43kb]

word icon Addendum to Final Environmental Report for Westbourne NP September 2020 [358kb]

pdf icon Westbourne SEA Addendum Representations 2020 [232kb]

The Westbourne Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment Statement was published for a period of 5 weeks of public consultation ending on 2 May 2019. The representations received are shown below and have been forwarded to the examiner.

pdf icon Westbourne NP HRA Statement Final March 2019 [130kb]

word icon Westbourne NP HRA Responses [58kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The final version of the Environmental Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan, including non-technical summary document, completed in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, has now been published and submitted to the Examiner of the Neighbourhood Plan. 

pdf icon Final Westbourne NP SEA Scoping Report April 2019 [437kb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP SEA Scoping Report Responses [1Mb]

pdf icon Draft Environmental Report for SEA of Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan [905kb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP SEA Environmental Report - October 2019 [1010kb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP SEA Environmental Report - October 2019 - Non Technical Summary [480kb]

Jeremy Edge, the Examiner appointed for the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan,  requested a public hearing held on 25 October at 10.00 at The Meeting Place, (former Baptist Chapel), North Street, Westbourne PO10 8SP. The agenda is available to view.

pdf icon Westbourne NP Hearing Agenda [420kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 12 June to 24 July 2017. All representations received have now been published and forwarded to the Examiner.

Submission documents

pdf icon Westbourne NP Final Submission Version April 2017 [4Mb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP Final Basic Conditions Statement April 2017 [6Mb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP Final Consultation Statement April 2017 [632kb]

word icon Westbourne Response Form [190kb]

word icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Submission Consultation Responses July 2017 [43kb]

pdf icon Westbourne NP Reg 16 Summary of Reps July 2017 [770kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Determination October 2016 [220kb]

pdf icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [1Mb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Westbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from Friday 26th February to Friday 22nd April 2016. For more information please visit the Westbourne Parish Council  website.

Westbourne Neighbourhood Area Designation

pdf icon Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan area [506kb]

word icon Letter approving the designation of Westbourne Neighbourhood Area [70kb]

Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish of Wisborough Green is an area of approximately 1756 hectares which lies in the north western corner of West Sussex, 3 miles from the border with Surrey. It has a population of 1414 with a density of 1.4 persons per hectare (the average for the South East being 4.5). It is a typical rural English village with a picturesque central village green, pond, church and shop located in the historic and Conservation Area of the village. The south western part of the Parish lies within the South Downs National Park.

Wisborough Green is predominantly of a rural nature and the character of the landscape is typical of the North Western Low Weald. The B2133 skirts the village running through the outlying area of Newpound and the A272, the main east to west route, runs through the centre of the village along the south side of the village green. Historical maps indicate that the settlement pattern has remained relatively unchanged through the centuries and that the Green has always featured as an important green space in the centre of the village.

Following Cabinet on the 7 June 2016, at the Council meeting on 19 July 2016, Chichester District Council resolved to 'Make' the Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that the Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Wisborough Green. Consequently, decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Wisborough Green will need to be made in accordance with the Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Made Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version March 2016 [14Mb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Regulation 20 Report [183kb]

Referendum

The Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan referendum - on the 5th May 2016, 83.18% of voters on the day said "Yes" to the Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan.

pdf icon Information for Voters [360kb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan for referendum March 2016 [14Mb]

Examination

Paul McCreery has been appointed as the Examiner for the Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan.  The Examiner's Final Report has been received and is published below. At the request of the Examiner the Council wrote to all those who submitted representations as part of the Regulation 16 consultation to ask if their  original representation(s) still stand or if there are any amendments to be made in the light of the Council's Statement on the adoption of the new Local Plan. Responses were requested no later than Monday 14 September 2015 and are listed below.

Examination documents

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report [324kb]

word icon Post Chichester Local Plan: Key Principles Adoption Consultation Responses. [18kb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan decision statement [328kb]

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from 30 April to 11 June 2015.

Submission documents

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Development Plan [14Mb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement [2Mb]

word icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form [190kb]

word icon Wisborough Green Submission Consultation Responses [79kb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green NP Reg 16 Summary of Reps June 2015 [347kb]

Strategic Environmental Assessment

pdf icon Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination [156kb]

Pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Wisborough Green Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation according to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 from Monday 5 January to 12.00 (Noon) on Monday 2 February 2015. For more information please visit the Wisborough Green Parish  website.

Wisborough Green

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Wisborough Green Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [43kb]

pdf icon Wisborough Green Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [852kb]

 

Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation

If a town or parish councils wish to develop a neighbourhood plan, the first step is to submit to the local planning authority an application for the designation of the area to be covered by each neighbourhood plan. A town or parish council may choose to produce a neighbourhood plan that covers all or part of their parish. They must submit to the local planning authority the following:

(a) A map which identifies the area to be covered by the neighbourhood plan; and
(b) A statement explaining why the area concerned is appropriate.

For some areas the local planning authority is Chichester District Council. However, for those parts of Chichester District which lie within the South Downs National Park, applications for the designation of Neighbourhood Plan Areas must be made to the National Park Authority.

Once an application is received from a town or parish council, it will be publicised in the following ways:

  • An advertisement will be placed in the local paper and on the council's website; and
  • The advertisement will also be provided to the town or parish council concerned so that it can be displayed on their notice boards. Comments must be submitted in writing and cannot be accepted as anonymous. All information received is public information (subject to the Data Protection Act). Comments can be submitted via email or by post.

All comments will be treated equally, although it will be up to the District Council to balance any conflicting opinions when considering the Plan Area application. A consultation report summarising the issues raised by consultation will be considered by the Council's Cabinet or Cabinet Member when deciding the Plan Area application. The decision on the Plan Area will be made either at a Cabinet meeting or via Cabinet Member decision. A record of this decision will then sent to the relevant Town or Parish Council and placed on this website. If the decision is to refuse to designate the Plan Area, then the District Council will also publish its reasons for making that decision.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas

Chichester

Chichester City Neighbourhood Plan

word icon Chichester City NP Area Designation Oct 2019 [429kb]

word icon Chichester City Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area [2Mb]

 

Funtington

pdf icon CDC Delegated Power Funtington NP Area Designation April 2021 [234kb]

pdf icon Funtington CP Map [7Mb]

 

Lavant

The Lavant Neighbourhood Plan was made by Chichester District Council for the area outside the South Downs National Park on 25 July 2017. For more information on the Lavant Neighbourhood Development Plan please see the South Downs National Park Authority - Lavant Neighbourhood Plan  website.

Lavant Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Lavant Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [1Mb]

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Lavant Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [41kb]

 

Lynchmere 

Lynchmere Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Lynchmere Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [43kb]

pdf icon Lynchmere Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area [3Mb]

 

North Mundham

North Mundham Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon North Mundham NP Area Designation Jan 2019 [109kb]

pdf icon North Mundham NP Designation Area [914kb]

 

Oving

Oving Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon CDC Delegated Power Oving NP Area Designation March 2021 [229kb]

pdf icon Oving PC NP Area [2Mb]

 

Petworth

The Petworth Neighbourhood Plan was made by Chichester District Council for the area outside the South Downs National Park on 24 July 2018. For more information on the Petworth Neighbourhood Development Plan please see the South Downs National Park Authority - Petworth Neighbourhood Plan  website.

Petworth Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Petworth Neighbourhood Plan Area [2Mb]

pdf icon Petworth Neighbourhood Plan Designation Approval [18kb]

 

Sidlesham

Sidlesham Neighbourhood Plan

word icon Approval of Designation of Sidlesham Parish Council Neighbourhood Area [69kb]

pdf icon Sidlesham Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [1Mb]

 

Westhampnett 

Westhampnett Neighbourhood Plan

pdf icon Letter approving designation of Westhampnett Parish Council Neighbourhood Area [42kb]

pdf icon Westhampnett Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Area [3Mb]