West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan

April 2015 - West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan Making (adoption)

On Wednesday 15th April 2015 Mid Sussex District Council resolved to ‘make’ the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Development Plan. The West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘made’ as of 16th April 2015. The West Hoathly 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:

February 2015 - Information Statement

On the 9th February 2015 Mid Sussex District Council formally accepted the Recommendations of the Independent Examiner for the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan. This decision enables a Referendum to take place on the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan.

A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014-2031 on Thursday 26th March 2015. The question asked in the referendum will be:

“Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for West Hoathly to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The referendum area and the area covered by the neighbourhood plan is the Parish area of West Hoathly.

Map showing the borders of West Hoathly parish

A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 26th March 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 £2457.46

The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is 1618.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

The Specified Documents are

These documents can also be viewed at

Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1SS.

West Hoathly Parish Council
The Village Hall
North Lane
West Hoathly
West Sussex
RH19 4QG.

February 2015 - Examiner's Report

On the 28th January 2015 Mid Sussex District Council received the Independent Examiner's report on the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan. The report concludes that with a few modifications the Plan should proceed to referendum. The Examiner's report is available to view below:

West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report

January 2015

The District Council has appointed Nigel McGurk as the Examiner for the West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan. Nigel has extensive experience of the development industry having previously held senior positions at Countryside Properties, David Wilson Estates and Ainscough Strategic Land.  Nigel is currently a Director of Erimax, a Planning Inspector and Vice Chair of the ‘Places Matter’ Design Review Panel. Nigel has experience in the examination of neighbourhood plans and is a Member of the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service. A summary of representations will be published here shortly.

October 2014

Mid Sussex District Council has published the submitted West Hoathly Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation ran from 23rd October 2014 until 4th December 2014.

The Plan is for the Parish as a whole and looks at a wide range of issues, including achieving high quality development, protecting open space, meeting local housing needs, promoting local businesses and improved community facilities.

West Hoathly neighbourhood plan

Other submitted documents