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Ferring Neighbourhood Plan

Ferring Neighbourhood Plan

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

The following stages and documents have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Plan ‘made’
The Ferring NDP (Submission Plan incorporating the Examiner’s modifications and all modifications as per Arun District Council’s 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 of 12 March 2015 has been made.

The Ferring 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 14 March 2013.

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

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH
  • Bognor Regis Town Hall
  • Arun Civic Centre and local Library
Referendum A referendum was held on the Ferring NDP on 10 December 2014. For more information on the referendum visit Arun District Council’s Referendum page.

There was a 45.2% turnout, with the following results

•Yes = 83.0% (1449 votes)
•No = 17.0% (296 votes)

Decision on a Plan Proposal On 30 October 2014,  Arun District Council agreed the Decision Statement for the Ferring NDP. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the plan in response to the Examiner’s modifications

The Ferring NDP has been modified accordingly and will proceed to referendum on 10 December 2014

Independent Examination

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

The Examiner has now issued their final report, which Arun 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.

Examiner’s Report

Publicising a Plan Proposal Arun District Council published the submitted Ferring NDP for consultation from 14 May to 25 June 2014. The following documents were submitted for consultation

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

A summary of the other representations received from the submission (Regulation 16) consultation on the Ferring NDP can be found on the Arun District Council website

Submission of Plan Proposals Ferring Parish Council submitted the Ferring NDP and accompanying documents to Arun District Council in May 2014.
Pre-submission consultation on a plan Ferring Parish Council carried out their Pre Submission consultation from 18 February to 1 April  2014

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Ferring Neighbourhood Area on 14 March 2013 following an application from Ferring Parish Council

Consultation on a proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Ferring Neighbourhood Area was held from 6 September to 18 October 2012

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

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