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Neighbourhood PlanSun, 29th March 2020

Neighbourhood Plan


Click here for Neighbourhood Plan background information and archive documents

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


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?

Regulation 14 (pre-Submission) Consultation on the draft plan took place between 15th July 2019 - 26th August 2019.  

This formal consultation period allowed local residents, interested parties 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 version of the plan is submitted to Waverley Borough Council for the next stage.

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