Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Making (adoption)
On Wednesday 27th January 2016 Mid Sussex District Council resolved to ‘make’ the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘made’ as of 28th January 2016. The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Development Plan and accompanying Documents including the Environmental Report and the Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 20 Adoption Statement can be inspected, free of charge at the principal office of Mid Sussex District Council in Haywards Heath during normal office hours and are additionally available for inspection below:
- The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan
- The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 20 Statement (pdf, 142kb)
- The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal
- The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Environmental Report Adoption Statement (pdf, 149kb)
- The Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Regulation 19
Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held on Thursday 10th December 2015 where those who live within Crawley Down were asked "Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Crawley Down to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" People living in Crawley Down voted as follows:
Turn Out Rate: 33.1%
Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement
On the 19th October 2015 Mid Sussex District Council formally accepted the Recommendations of the Independent Examiner for the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan. This decision enables a Referendum to take place on the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan.
A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014-2031 on Thursday 10th December 2015. The question asked in the referendum will be:
“Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Crawley Down to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
The referendum area and the area covered by the neighbourhood plan is the district ward area of Crawley Down as shown on this map.
A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 24th November 2015 if
- He or She is entitled to vote in a local government election in the Referendum Area; and
- His or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum Area. A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.
The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £ 2613.87 The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is 4,269. The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
The Specified Documents are:
- Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan
- Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan (As seen by the examiner)
- The Examiner’s Report
- Summary of Representations sent to the Examiner
- Decision Statement from Mid Sussex District Council as the Local Planning Authority stating the Plan meets the Basic Conditions
- General Information on Neighbourhood Planning
- Referendum Information for Voters
These documents can also be viewed at:Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.
Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report
On the 14th August 2015 Mid Sussex District Council received the Independent Examiner's Report on the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan. The report concludes that subject to modifications the Plan should proceed to Referendum and a decision to formally accept the recommendations is likely to take place sometime in October 2015. The Examiner's report is available to view below:
May/ June 2015
The District Council has appointed Brian Dodds as the Examiner for the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan. Brian is a Chartered Town Planner and Accredited Mediator with significant relevant experience. He has experience of all the requisite fields, either directly as a town planner, or indirectly as an Inspector and Examiner.
Brian has indicated that he will not be holding a public hearing and his report should be expected towards the end of July 2015.
A summary of representations made on the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan is available in the Crawley Down Summary of Representations Document
Other submitted documents
- Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
- Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
- Crawley Down Sustainability Appraisal
- HRA screening
- You can find details of the background to the Crawley Down Neighbourhood Plan at http://www.crawleydownplan.org.uk/