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Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan

Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan

Boxgrove Parish Council are preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Boxgrove . Further details of the neighbourhood plan preparation are available at the Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan website.

The following stages and documents have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Referendum Recently the government updated the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations on Referendums: the update can be found here. Part 3 Regulation 13 states that any Neighbourhood Plan Referendum that would have been held during the relevant period affected, will be held in 2021. The Regulations state that NDPs that have undergone examination but are awaiting referendum can be given significant weight in the determination of planning applications.
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 his final report in January 2020.

Publicising the Plan Proposal

Chichester District Council published the submitted Boxgrove NDP for consultation from 27 April to 8 June 2018.  The following documents were submitted for consultation

Boxgrove Submission NDP 2017 – 2029 [pdf 1Mb]

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

A summary of the other representations received from the submission (Regulation 16) consultation on the Boxgrove NDP can be found on Chichester District Council’s website

Pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14) Boxgrove Parish Council is undertook a Pre-Submission consultation on their draft Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation ran from 20 September to 1 Nov 2017.

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the area of Boxgrove Neighbourhood Area with in the South Downs National Park on 14 March 2013 following an application from Boxgrove Parish Council

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Boxgrove Neighbourhood Area was held from 7 September to 19 October 2012


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

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