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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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Chailey Neighbourhood Plan

Chailey Parish Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Lewes District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). Lewes District Council, as the Local Planning Authority, carried out the Regulation 16 Consultation on the submitted Plan and supporting documents between 12th February and 27th March 2020.

The Neighbourhood Plan includes polices on Housing (but does not allocate sites), Design, Natural Environment, Landscape, Heritage, Community Infrastructure, Transport, the Economy and Sustainability. The Policies in a ‘made’ (adopted) Neighbourhood Plan are used to determine planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area to which it relates (in the case of Chailey, this would be the whole Parish). The Chailey Neighbourhood Plan also identifies Local Green Spaces. 

In consultation with Chailey Parish Council, Lewes District Council appointed John Slater to be the Independent Examiner for the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan and the Examination is currently underway. 

The submission version of the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available below, under the heading, ‘Chailey Parish’. 

 

Peacehaven and Telscombe Neighbourhood Plan 

The Steering Group is in the process of putting together its evidence to support a first draft of the Peacehaven and Telscombe Neighbourhood Plan. A survey seeking the views of the community on a new town centre on Peacehaven's Meridian site is available online at the Steering Group's website: www.peacehaven-and-telscombe-neighbourhood-plan-steering-group.co.uk. Up to date announcements on the Peacehaven Neighbourhood Plan are available on the Steering Group's website: www.peacehaven-and-telscombe-neighbourhood-plan-steering-group.co.uk/blog.  


 

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


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)

Consultation/Referendum date


9th January to 20th February 2015


17th March 2015

    



Stage of Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood Area Designation Application (Regulation 5 and 6)

Neighbourhood Area Designation (Regulation 7)

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 dates

10th April to 23rd May 2013

 

8th July 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

 

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)

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)
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