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Neighbourhood PlanSat, 20th July 2019

Neighbourhood Plan


Click here for Neighbourhood Plan background information and archive documents

Click here to go to the draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents

Click here to go to the Regulation 14 Consultation 


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood Plans are relatively new planning documents introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  They are intended to give local communities a greater say in guiding the future development of their area and relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, transport, heritage and employment).  Our Neighbourhood Plan will cover the period until 2032.

If adopted it will form part of the Waverley Statutory Planning Framework against which local planning applications will be considered, giving the local community a greater say on future development within Chiddingfold. 

In addition, areas with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan receive 25% of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments charged against development in the parish rather than the 15% payable where there is no plan.  CIL payments are used by parish councils to deliver new infrastructure to support the development of their area.

How is a Neighbourhood Plan produced?

The preparation of this plan has been undertaken by the Chiddingfold Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group under the direction of the Parish Council.  There have been a number of events and exercises to involve and inform the community in this process.

There are several formal stages to take the draft plan foward to adoption, including a public Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14), after which the final draft is submitted to the local planning authority for a review of compliance with legislative requirements and a public representation period (Regulation 16) before being provided to the Secretary of State for independent examination by an Inspector. The Inspector will then issue a report and recommend any modifications to make the Neighbourhood Plan ready for a public referendum.

A final version of the Chiddingfold Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to a referendum, with local residents determining whether it should be adopted.  

Where are we now?

The draft plan has been been approved by the Parish Council and the Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14) is taking place 15th July 2019 - 26th August 2019.

Click here to go to the draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents

This formal consultation period allows local residents and statutory consultees to provide comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents. Comments made as part of this consultation will inform a review of the draft Neighbourhood Plan, before a final draft is submitted to Waverley Borough Council.

The draft Plan and supporting documents can be accessed via the link above.  A hard copy is also available for inspection at the Parish Office between 10am and 4pm Monday - Friday during the consultation process, on an appointment basis.  Please contact the Clerk to make an appointment.

Responses should be made via the online response document available below. If you are unable to access the online document a hard copy can be obtained from the Clerk. 

Click here to go to the Regulation 14 Consultation