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Clapham Neighbourhood Plan

Clapham Neighbourhood Plan

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

The plan has been ‘made’.  The following stages and documents were produced:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Plan “Made” (Adoption) The Clapham NDP – i.e., the 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 Planning Committee resolution on 12 May 2016, has been made.

The made Clapham NDP is a part of the Development Plan for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) area as defined by the Neighbourhood Area designated by the SDNPA on 13 November 2014.

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

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.
  • Arun Civic Centre, 1 Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF.
  • The Junction @ Clapham Store & Tea Room, the Street, Clapham, BN13 3UU.

A referendum was held on the Clapham NDP on 24 March 2016.  Further information on the referendum is available on the Arun District Council website.  

There was a 52.7% turnout, with the following results:

  • Yes = 94.4% (118 votes)
  • No = 5.6% (7 votes)
Decision Statement The SDNPA agreed the Decision Statement for the Clapham NDP on 21 January 2016.  This sets out the modifications that will be made to the Plan in response to the Examiner’s recommendations.

Independent Examination

The SDNPA appointed Mr John Slater MRTPI as Independent Examiner of the Clapham NDP. 

The Examiner requested further clarification on matters within the Clapham NDP on 06 November 2015.  Their query and Clapham Parish Council’s response can be found below:

The Examiner issued their final report in December 2015.

    Regulation 16 – Submission consultation

    Clapham Parish Council (CPC) submitted the Submission Version of the Clapham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and accompanying documents to the SDNPA on 04 August 2015.

    The SDNPA published the submitted Clapham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) – in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 – for consultation between 21 August and 02 October 2015.

    The following documents were submitted for consultation:

    The SDNPA undertook the following checks on the Clapham NDP and its submission documents:

    The SDNPA made the following representation on the Clapham NDP:

      Regulation 14 – Pre-submission consultation Clapham Parish Council (CPC) undertook a pre-submission consultation on the Draft Clapham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) between 21 May and 02 July 2015.

        Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Clapham Neighbourhood Area on 13 November 2014 following an application from Clapham Parish Council. 

        Proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate the Clapham Neighbourhood Area was held from 03 September to 15 October 2014.


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

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