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

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Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan

The Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' by Lewes District Council on 2nd May 2018. It has legally been brought into force and will be used in determining planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area (the entire Parish of Plumpton). The Plumpton Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be accessed in the 'Plumpton Parish' section below.

 

Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan

The Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' by Lewes District Council on 2nd May 2018. It has legally been brought into force and will be used in determining planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area (the entirety of the Parishes of Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston). The Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan and relevant documents are available to view below in the 'Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Parishes' section. 

 

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


Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

Consultation/Referendum date

 

9th January to 20th February 2015

Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

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Consultation/Referendum dates

 



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

 


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/Referendum 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/Referendum date

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/Referendum 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/Referendum dates

 

28th February to 11th 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)

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

 


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)

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



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

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