The 2016 ‘made’ Findon Neighbourhood Development Plan did not take up the opportunity to allocate housing sites to meet the housing requirement for Findon included in the 2018 SDNPA Local Plan currently under review by the Planning Inspectorate.
In response to community aspirations that sites allocated for housing should be in less sensitive landscape locations, an Updated Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared, which includes housing site allocations to meet the housing requirement proposed for Findon in the submitted version of the 2018 SDNPA Local Plan, in full.
The Regulation 14 Pre Submission 2018 Updated Neighbourhood Development Plan has emerged following extensive local consultation and two housing site preference surveys and is now formally published, to invite comment from statutory consultees, including the SDNPA (the planning authority), Arun District Council (the housing authority), Historic England, the Environment Agency, Utility Companies and other bodies, local landowners, businesses, community groups and residents.
The Pre Submission 2018 Updated Neighbourhood Development Plan (the 2018 Updated Plan) is in the form of the 2016 ‘made’ Neighbourhood Development Plan with deleted policies, texts and maps ‘lined through’ with new or replacement policies and text clearly identified in blue and new maps clearly labelled and numbered. The main parts of the 2016 ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plan however remain substantially unaltered with new housing allocation policies included in Section 5.7. There is also some clarification to part 8 of the Local Green Space designations.
View the Plan here - June 2018 Updated Neighbourhood Plan
The 2018 Updated Plan and the supporting evidence base can also be viewed on the www.findonvillage.org website and printed copies can be viewed at the Community Store and Post Office, the Village Hall, the Village House, the Gun Inn, the Black Horse and Wyevale Garden Centre.
Please submit comments on any part of the 2018 Updated Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting evidence base by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by letter to: Updated Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, Findon Parish Council, 34 Normandy Lane, East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16 1LY to arrive by:
6pm on Friday 10 August 2018
Following a full review of comments received, the Reg 14 2018 Updated Neighbourhood Plan will be amended as appropriate and be submitted as the Reg 16 version to the SDNPA for further review and appointment of an independent Examiner, after which a Referendum will be held, as with the 2016 ‘made’ Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Updated Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, Findon Parish Council - 19 June 2018