Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new local tier to the planning system called neighbourhood planning. The purpose of this new tier of plan making is to empower local people to enable them to shape the area in which they live. Neighbourhood planning  enables two types of body – town and parish councils or neighbourhood forums – to prepare, with the community they represent, planning documents for their area.

  • Neighbourhood Development Plans set planning policies that will be used to determine planning applications in their respective parishes    
  • Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders grant planning permission for specific development which complies with the order

Latest News

  

Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan

The Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan has completed its consultation under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning General Regulations 2012 (as amended). The Neighbourhood Plan was successful at Examination and the final copy of the Examination report and Decision Statement is available to view below in the 'Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Parishes' section.

Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan

The consultation under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning General Regulations 2012 (as amended) for the Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan ran between 5th October 2017 to 22nd November 2017. The Independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, carried out the Examination of the Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan and recommended it proceed to Referendum, subject to modifications.

As a result of the successful Examination, Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan will go to Referendum on Thursday 8th March 2018. The submitted Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be accessed in the 'Plumpton Parish' section below.

 

Seaford Neighbourhood Plan

The Seaford Neighbourhood Plan has recently completed its consultation under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning General Regulations 2012 (as amended). The consultation ran between 3rd November to 20th December 2017. The pre-submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be accessed in the 'Seaford Town' section below. Further details can be found via the Seaford Town Council website.

Which authority?

Local authorities have a legal duty to support and advise those communities undertaking neighbourhood planning. There are two local planning authorities in Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District. This is because parts of Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District are within the South Downs National Park.

  • For neighbourhood areas wholly within one local planning authority, this local planning authority will support those undertaking neighbourhood planning.
  • For neighbourhood areas within the boundaries of Eastbourne Borough or Lewes District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority, the responsibility for supporting neighbourhood planning will be incumbent upon the local planning authority where the main centre of population is based.

You can download the relevant town and parish council documents below. The links will automatically open the document for viewing.

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates
7th November to 19th December 2014

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates
9th January to 20th February 2015

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

14th June to 3rd August 2012

 


Pre Submission (Regulation 14)

24th November 2014 to 1st February 2015



Publication of the Examiner’s Report and Plan Proposal Decisions (Regulation 18)


Decision on the Plan Proposal (Regulation 19)

Publicising a Neighbourhood Development Plan (Regulation 20)

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

10th April to 23rd May 2013

 


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

12th July to 24th August 2012

 


Pre Submission (Regulation 14)

1st April to 16th May 2014



Publication of the Examiner’s Report and Plan Proposal Decisions (Regulation 18)


Decision on the Plan Proposal (Regulation 19)
Publicising a Neighbourhood Development Plan (Regulation 20)

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

1st March to 16th April 2013


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

14th June to 3rd August 2012

 


Pre Submission (Regulation 14)
6th September to 18th October 2013


Publication of the Examiner’s Report and Plan Proposal Decisions (Regulation 18)


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates

27th November 2015 to 8th January 2016



Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation dates
4th June to 16th July 2013

Pre Submission (Regulation 14)

16th February to 29th March 2014



Publication of the Examiner’s Report and Plan Proposal Decisions (Regulation 18)


Publicising a Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 20)
7th December 2016