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Petworth Neighbourhood Plan

Petworth Town Council are preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish of Petworth . Further details of the process they have undertaken are available at the Petworth Town Council website.  The following key stages have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Decision Statement

The Examiner has issued his final report and concludes that, subject to a number of modifications, the Petworth NDP can proceed to referendum.  The SDNPA must issue a ‘Decision Statement’ setting out how the Petworth NDP will be modified in response to the Examiner’s Report.

Due to the inclusion of a new allocation (Policy H8, Land South of Rothermead) representations are invited from 9 February to 23 March 2018 on that aspect of the plan only before final approval of the Decision Statement is considered.

The relevant documents are listed below.

Comments should be returned:

By post to:  Planning Policy (Co Sarah Nelson), South Downs National Park, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

By email to:

Independent Examination

The SDNPA and Chichester District Council appointed Mr John Slater as independent examiner of the Petworth Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner assessed whether the Plan met certain legal requirements, known as ‘basic conditions’ and considered the representations that were made.

The Examiner has now issued his final report, which the SDNPA and CDC will consider.  A ‘Decision Statement’ will be prepared setting out the actions to be taken in report to the recommendations of the Examiner.

During the examination, the Independent Examiner requested further information to assist in his consideration of the plan. The documents below set out the Examiner’s questions, the Local Planning Authorities and Qualifying Body response and a summary of the representations received.

Publicising the Plan proposal

The SDNPA published the submitted Petworth NDP for consultation in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.  The consultation ran from Monday 4 September to Monday 16 October 2017.

The following documents were submitted for consultation:

Supported by:

The SDNPA undertook the following checks on the Petworth NDP submission documents:

Pre-submission consultation on the plan Petworth Town Council carried out their pre-submission consultation from Monday 3 April to Monday 15 May 2017.

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Petworth Neighbourhood Area on 16 January 2014 following an application from Petworth Town Council.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Petworth Neighbourhood Area was held from 26 July to 6 September 2013

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