Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan Making (adoption)
On Wednesday 14th December 2016 Mid Sussex District Council resolved to ‘make’ the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘made’ as of 15th December 2016. The Haywards Heath 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:
Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held on Thursday 1st December 2016 where those who live within Haywards Heath Parish were asked "Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Haywards Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" People living in Haywards Heath voted as follows:
Turn Out Rate: 15.5%
October 2016 - Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan
On the 17th October 2016 Mid Sussex District Council formally accepted the Recommendations of the Independent Examiner for the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan. This decision enables a Referendum to take place on the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan.
A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014-2031 on Thursday 1st December 2016. The question asked in the referendum will be:
“Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Haywards Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
The referendum area is the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area, which is larger than the Haywards Heath Town Council area, and includes parts of Ansty and Staplefield Parish.
A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 1st December 2016 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 £3,690.80
The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is 22,522.
The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
The Specified Documents are:
- Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan
- Figure 4: Policies Map at A3 size
- Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan (As seen by the examiner)
- Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan 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 (http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/8467.htm)
- Referendum Information for Voters
These documents can also be viewed at:
Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.
Haywards Heath Town Council, 40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BA
July 2016 - Public hearing
The Independent Examiner Mr Peter Biggers BSc Hons MRTPI appointed to carry out an examination of the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood plan held a public hearing on Thursday 21st July 2016 to consider whether the Neighbourhood Plan has regard to national policy and advice and is in general conformity with the Mid Sussex Local Plan particularly in respect of housing provision and town centre regeneration. The Minutes of the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan Examination Hearing have now been published.
Further details regarding the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan hearing are available here:
The Examiner asked Mid Sussex District Council to produce a position statement in respect of questions 1.1 and 1.2 ahead of the hearing.
The District Council has appointed Peter Biggers as the Examiner of the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan with a Report anticipated to be received during the summer of 2016.
A summary of representations made on the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan is available in the Haywards Heath Summary of Representations Document.
Other submitted documents
For background documents on the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan please view the Haywards heath Town Council website here http://www.haywardsheath.gov.uk/N393bhood-Plan-documents-.aspx