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

Chailey Neighbourhood Plan

Chailey Parish Council have concluded the Regulation 14 consultation on the Pre-Submission Plan, Shaping Chailey. The Parish Council are collating the representations before proceeding to the Regulation 16 Consultation. The relevant documents can be found on their Chailey Neighbourhood Plan webpage.

Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan

The Examination of Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan has concluded. The Examiner's report was issued on the 26th June and can be found below. The Examiner has recommend that it is put forward to Referendum. LDC will shortly issue a Decision Statement stating whether it supports this decision. 

Seaford Neighbourhood Plan

The Regulation 16 consultation for the Seaford Neighbourhood Plan has concluded. The representations are to be summarised and forwarded to an appointed Examiner along with the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents.  The submission and supporting documents can be found on their Seaford Neighbourhood Plan webpage. The submission documents can be found in the Seaford Town section below.

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

A referendum to vote on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan took place on 7th March 2019. There was a turnout of 24.83% of the local population. 

Result:

2993 voted 'Yes' in favour of the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

268 voted 'No' against the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan 

You can find documents and contact details provided on the SDNPA's Lewes Neighbourhood Plan page.

The Lewes NDP has been 'made' as a result of the SDNPA Planning Committee resolution on the 11th April 2019. 

    

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 (Regulations 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum dates

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7th November to 19th December 2014

 

9th January 2015


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Downloads
Consultation/Referendum dates

 

 

 

28th January 2014

 



Submission (Regulation 15)

Publicising a Plan Proposal (Regulation 16)

5th July to 28th August 2017 


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum dates

14th June to 3rd August 2012

 

1st October 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)
21st July 2016

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/Referendum date

12th July to 24th August 2012

 

1st October 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)

22nd July 2015

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/Referendum dates

 

1st March to 16th April 2013

17th June 2013


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum dates

 

28th February to 11th April 2014

 

28th April 2014


 

Pre Submission (Regulation 14)
9th May to 28th June 2016
19th June to 31st July 2017


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

Referendum

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Decision on the plan proposal (Regulation 19)

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Publicising a Neighbourhood Development Plan (Regulation 20)

Information statement (PDF, 0.2MB)

Voting information (PDF, 0.24MB)

Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum version (PDF, 3.5MB)

Notice of referendum (PDF, 0.04MB)

Declaration of result of poll (PDF, 0.64MB)

 

 Decision Statement (PDF, 0.24MB)

 

 

Adopted Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 3.5MB)

8th March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

2nd May 2018

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum date

 

14th June to 3rd August 2012

 

1st October 2012

 


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


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


Decision on the plan proposal (Regulation 19)
25th February 2016

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum dates

27th November 2015 to 8th January 2016

 

13th January 2016



Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum dates

 

 

4th June to 16th July 2013

17th July 2013


Pre Submission (Regulation 14)

16th February to 29th March 2014



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


Decision on a plan proposal (Regulation 19)

Publicising a Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 20)

7th December 2016