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Fernhurst Neighbourhood Plan

Fernhurst Neighbourhood Plan

Fernhurst Parish Council have prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Fernhurst. Details of the neighbourhood plan preparation are available at the Fernhurst Parish Council website.

The following stages and documents have been produced so far:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Plan ‘made’
The Fernhurst 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 (insert planning committee link to making the plan) has been made.

The Fernhurst 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  Fernhurst NDP can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Fernhurst Village Hall, Glebe Rd, Fernhurst, Haslemere GU27 3EH
  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH
Referendum A referendum was held on the Fernhurst NDP on Wednesday 2 March 2016.  For more information on the referendum visit the Chichester District Council’s Fernhurst Referendum page.

There was an 18.2% turnout, with the following results

  • Yes = 87.9% (335 votes)
  • No = 12.1% (46 votes)
Decision on the Plan proposal On 12 November 2015, the SDNPA agreed the Decision Statement for the Fernhurst NDP. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the plan in response to the Examiner’s modifications

The Fernhurst NDP has been modified accordingly and will proceed to referendum on 2 March 2016.

Independent Examination

The SDNPA  appointed Ms Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD as the Independent Examiner of the Fernhurst NDP. The Examiner assessed whether the Fernhurst NDP meets certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’ and considered representations made on the Fernhurst NDP.

The Examiner has now issued their final report, which the SDNPA 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 the Plan proposal The SDNPA published the submitted Fernhurst NDP for consultation from  2 May to 13 June 2014. The following documents were submitted for consultation

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

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

Submission of Plan proposals Fernhurst Parish Council submitted the Fernhurst NDP and accompanying documents to the SDNPA on 25 April 2014. The following submission checklist has been completed by the SDNPA

Pre-submission consultation on the Plan Fernhurst Parish Council carried out their Pre Submission consultation from 3 June to 21 July 2013

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Fernhurst Neighbourhood Area on 13 September 2012 following an application from Fernhurst Parish Council.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Fernhurst Neighbourhood Area was held from 15 June to 3 August 2012

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

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