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Albourne Neighbourhood Plan

Albourne Neighbourhood Plan

Albourne Parish Council have prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Albourne.  Further details of the neighbourhood plan preparation are available at the Albourne Parish Council website.

The following stages and documents have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
 Plan ‘made’ (adopted)  The Albourne NDP (Submission Plan incorporating the Examiner’s modifications and all modifications as per the SDNPA Decision Statement) complies with the legal requirements and basic conditions set out in the Localism Act 2011 and as a result of the SDNPA resolution on 13 October 2016 has been made.

The Albourne NDP is a part of the Development Plan of the SDNPA Local Planning Authority area as defined by the Neighbourhood Area Designation by the SDNPA on 13 September 2012.

The made Albourne NDP can be viewed at the following locations:

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH
  • Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS
Referendum A referendum was held on the Albourne NDP on 1 September 2016. For more information on the referendum please click here

There was a 43.4% turnout, with the following results

  • Yes = 96.2% (228 votes)
  • No = 3.8% (9 votes)
Decision on the Plan Proposal On the 13 July 2016 Mid Sussex District Council agreed the Decision Statement for the Albourne NDP. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the plan in response to the Examiner’s modifications.

The Albourne NDP has been modified accordingly and will proceed to referendum.

Independent Examination

Mid Sussex District Council appointed Clare Wright as the independent Examiner of the Albourne NDP. The Examiner assessed whether the Albourne NDP meets certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’ and considered representations made on the Albourne NDP.

The Examiner has now issued their final report, which Mid Sussex District Council will now consider and will issue a ‘Decision Statement’ in due course setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner.

Publicising a Plan Proposal Mid Sussex District Council published the submitted Albourne  NDP for consultation from 26 November 2015 to 7 January 2016. The following documents were submitted for consultation

The SDNPA made the following representation on the Albourne  NDP during the consultation period

A summary of the other representations received from the submission (Regulation 16) consultation on the Albourne  NDP can be found here

Submission of Plan Proposals Albourne  Parish Council submitted the Albourne  NDP and accompanying documents to the SDNPA in November 2015.
Pre-submission consultation on the plan Albourne  Parish Council carried out their Pre Submission consultation from 13 October to 24 November 2014.

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the area of Albourne Neighbourhood Area within the South Downs National Park on 13 September 2012 following an application from Albourne  Parish Council.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Albourne Neighbourhood Area was held from 19 July to 30 August 2012.

For further information please contact neighbourhood@southdowns.gov.uk

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