The Localism Act 2011 gives town or parish councils the ability to produce their own neighbourhood plan.

More information:  Neighbourhood planning - guidance

Neighbourhood plans:

  • Allow town and parish Councils the opportunity to plan for the future of their areas
  • Can include planning policies and allocations of land for different uses
  • Must be consistent with legislation and national and local planning policies

Made Neighbourhood Plans are taken into account when decisions on future planning applications are made.

For further information on the Neighbourhood Plans, please contact the relevant town or parish council.

Neighbourhood planning areas in Mid Sussex

Copthorne

Worth Parish have prepared a draft Neighbourhood Plan for Copthorne village and the surrounding areas.

The draft Plan was subject to public consultation at Regulation 14 stage. The consultation runs from 6 March to 28 April 2017.

More details: www.copthorneplan.org.uk

Documents:

Hassocks

Hassocks Parish Council has formally withdrawn the Submission (Regulation 16) Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan dated June 2016 as set out in the letter below dated 4th January 2019.

Consultation on the new Pre-submission (Regulation 14) Neighbourhood Plan will start on Monday 7th January 2019 until Monday 18 February 2019.

The Hassocks Pre-submission (Regulation 14) Neighbourhood Plan and a range of supporting documents can be found on the Hassocks Parish Council webpage.

Horsted Keynes

Horsted Keynes Parish Council is preparing a neighbourhood development plan for the parish of Horsted Keynes.

July 2018

An exploratory conference call has been held with the Examiner of the Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan. 

A note of the meeting has been prepared

Following this meeting The Parish Council has decided to withdraw the Plan from Examination to allow further work to be undertaken to address the matters raised.

May 2018

Andrew Ashcroft has been appointed to examine the Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan.

Further information will be provided in due course.

March 2018

Mid Sussex District Council has published the submitted Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation closed on 1st February 2018 and this is the Summary of Responses received during the consultation period.

Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan.

Other submitted documents

You can find details of the background to the Horsted Keynes Neighbourhood Plan here: 

 

Slaugham

Referendum

On Thursday 25th July 2019 a Referendum will take place on a neighbourhood development plan in the Parish of Slaugham.

Further information on the Referendum and how to take part is set out in the Information for Voters booklet below.

The Referendum version of the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.

Decision on a Proposal

On 3rd June 2019, our Cabinet agreed the Decision Statement for the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the Neighbourhood Plan in response to the Examiner's recommendations.

The Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan has been modified accordingly and will proceed to Referendum on 25th July 2019

Examination

May 2019

Examiner's Report

The Examiner has now issued his final report, which the District Council will consider. A "Decision Statement" will be prepared setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner. The Decision Statement will be presented to Cabinet on 3rd June 2019.

January 2019

Mid Sussex District Council has appointed Mr Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI as independent Examiner of the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner will assess whether the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan meets certain legal requirements, known as 'basic conditions' and will consider the representations made on the Neighbourhood Plan.

The following note sets out the Examiner’s initial comments on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and areas where it would be helpful to have further clarification.

The following documents set out the Parish Council and Mid Sussex District Council's response to the Examiner’s questions:

A summary of the representations received during the Submission consultation (Regulation 16) is set out below:

Paper copies of the representations can be viewed on request at Mid Sussex District Council Offices, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 ISS

Publication of the Slaugham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

November 2018

Mid Sussex District Council published the submitted Slaugham NDP for consultation in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Consultation on the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan ran from 19th November 2018 until 14th January 2019.

The following documents were submitted for consultation:

You can find details of the background to the Slaugham Neighbourhood Plan here

http://www.slaughampc.co.uk

Mid Sussex District Council undertook the following checks on the Slaugham NDP submission documents:

November 2017

Slaugham Parish Council published the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Regulation 14 Consultation.

The consultation ran from 13 November 2017 to 22 January 2018.

More information can be found on the Slaugham Parish Council website.

Neighbourhood planning resources

Organisations that will need to be informed when consulting on neighbourhood plans:

Neighbourhood Planning Advice:

Strategic Environmental Assessment:

South Downs National Park and neighbourhood planning

There are a number of Mid Sussex parishes that are now wholly or partly within the South Downs National Park. Any neighbourhood planning work within these parishes needs to be carried out with the National Park Authority.

The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and neighbourhood planning

For further information visit High Weald AONB.

Voting on a Neighbourhood Plan

Last updated: 17 June 2019