Rogate and Rake
Neighbourhood Development Plan
Potential development sites background paper
Potential development sites within the Parish
BACKGROUND PAPER
Whilst the decision has been made not to allocate any sites for development in the Rogate and Rake
Neighbourhood Development Plan, and instead defer this decision to the emerging SDNP Local Plan,
the process was used to undertake a further assessment of all potential development opportunities
in the Parish. In turn this process will serve more than one purpose:
It has allowed Rogate and Rake Parish Council an understanding of the full range of
available, deliverable and, equally importantly, suitable sites available for future housing
growth in the Parish. The assessment has confirmed that there are indeed sufficient sites
available to accommodate the planned development growth over the Plan period;
It will also allow Rogate and Rake Parish Council to make an informed submission to the
future local plan when consulted on the issue of preferred sites for development;
In addition the assessment of sites and their relative constraints has allowed Rogate and
Rake Parish Council a full understanding of the types of general policies that would continue
to support suitable levels of growth in the Parish whilst ensuring any new development is in
keeping with the rural qualities of our settlements.
This document deals with two types of development site within the Parish as follows:
Sites identified by the SDNPA Strategic Housing Availability Assessment
Other relevant sites not identified by the SDNPA Strategic Housing Land Availability
Assessment
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) sites are identified and then generally
assessed for their suitability and deliverability by the Local Planning Authority in order to meet a
statutory requirement to demonstrate sufficient land is available for new housing for a period of 5
years looking forward.
The following paper has considered all current known SHLAA sites along with others arising from the
neighbourhood plan’s community consultations and deliberations. Some of the following sites have
previously been recorded and assessed for suitability by the SDNPA. At the same time the
neighbourhood plan making process and its empowerment of the community to being to define
sustainable development in the context of the Parish allowed the steering group to undertake their
own assessment of the merits of the land available.
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
Sites for potential housing development have been submitted to Chichester District Council and
SDNPA for consideration as follows: