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Twyford Neighbourhood Plan

Twyford Neighbourhood Plan

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

The following stages and documents have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Independent Examination (Examiner’s Report)


The Examiner has issued his final report, which the SDNPA will consider. A “Decision Statement” will be prepared setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner. The Decision Statement will be presented to the SDNPA Planning Committee at the next available meeting.

Independent Examination The SDNPA has appointed Mr Andrew Ashcroft as Independent Examiner of the Twyford NDP.  The Examiner will assess whether the Twyford NDP meets certain legal requirements, known as ‘basic conditions’ and will consider the representations made on the Twyford NDP.

The Neighbourhood Plan Examiner has requested further information to enable him to carry out the Examination. The Examiners initial questions are set out below. A  response will now be prepared by Twyford Parish Council and published here following agreement with the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner

Publicising the Plan Proposal (Regulation 16)

The SDNPA is publishing the submitted Twyford Neighbourhood Development Plan (TNP) for consultation in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The consultation runs from 28th January to 25th March 2021. The following documents are published for consultation:

The Submission documents will not be made available in deposit locations due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you have difficulty in accessing the documents online, please contact the telephone number or email address below.

Tel: 01730 814810

Any comments must be made in writing by email or by post to:

  • E-mail: neighbourhood@southdowns.gov.uk
  • By Post to: Planning Policy Team, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

Comments made on the Twyford Neighbourhood Development Plan (TNDP) will be considered by an independent examiner who will assess whether the TNDP meets certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’. This guidance note provides further information on the basic conditions and the next steps for the TNDP.

Submission of Plan Proposals Twyford Parish Council submitted the TNDP and accompanying documents to the SDNPA on 21st December 2020. The following submission checklist has been completed by the SDNPA:

Pre-submission consultation on the plan Twyford Parish Council carried out their Pre Submission consultation from 6th January to 24th February 2020

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Twyford Neighbourhood Area on 12 January 2015 following an application from Twyford Parish Council

Consultation on a proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Twyford Neighbourhood Area was held from 21 November 2014 to 9 January 2015

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

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