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Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan

Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan

Boxgrove Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Boxgrove.  Further details of the NDP preparation are available on the Boxgrove Parish Council website.

The following stages and documents have been completed.

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Plan “Made” (Adoption) The Boxgrove NDP – i.e., the Submission Plan incorporating the Examiner’s modifications as per the 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 10 June 2021, has been made.

The made Boxgrove NDP is a part of the Development Plan for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) area of the parish as defined by the Neighbourhood area designated by the SDNPA on 14 March 2013.

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

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.
  • East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY.

A referendum was held on the Boxgrove NDP on 06 May 2021.  Further information on the referendum is available on the Chichester District Council website.

There was a 42.2% turnout, with the following results:

  • Yes = 89.44% (305 votes)
  • No = 10.56% (36 votes)
Decision Statement In July 2020, Chichester District Council published the Decision Statement for the Boxgrove NDP. This sets out the changes that will made to the plan in response to the Examiner’s modifications.

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

Independent Examination Chichester District Council appointed Mr Tony Burton as Independent Examiner of the Boxgrove NDP. The Examiner published their final report in January 2020.

Regulation 16 – Submission consultation Chichester District Council (CDC) published the submitted Boxgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for consultation between 27 April and 08 June 2018.

Regulation 14 – Pre-submission consultation Boxgrove Parish Council (BPC) undertook a pre-submission consultation on the Draft Boxgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) between 20 September and 01 November 2017.

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated part of the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Area on 14 March 2013 following an application from Boxgrove Parish Council.

Proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Area was held from 07 September to 19 October 2012


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

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