ROGATE AND RAKE
NEIGHBOURHOOD
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
20202033
Submission Document September 2020
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GLOSSARY
ANGS Accessible Natural Green Space
BAP Biodiversity Action Plan
BOA Biodiversity Opportunity Area
CDC Chichester District Council
GI Green Infrastructure
HA Housing Association
LDF Local Development Framework
LEAF Linking Environment and Farming
LGS Local Green Space
LNR Local Nature Reserve
NNR National Nature Reserve
PMP Partnership Management Plan
POS Public Open Space
PROW Public Rights of Way
RPC Rogate Parish Council
Ramsar Wetland site of international importance defined by the Ramsar Convention
R&RNDP Rogate and Rake Neighbourhood Development Plan
SAC Special Area of Conservation
SAM Scheduled Ancient Monument
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SINC Site of Importance for Nature Conservation
SNCI Site of Nature Conservation Importance
SAM Scheduled Ancient Monument
SDNPA South Downs National Park Authority
SHLAA Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (by the SDNPA)
SPA Special Protection Area
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
SUDS Sustainable Urban Drainage System
UKBAP United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan
VG Village Green
WHS World Heritage Site
WSCC West Sussex County Council
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................... 3
FOREWORD ................................................................................................................................. 5
1. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 6
1.1 Purpose ..................................................................................................................................... 6
1.2 Document Structure .................................................................................................................. 6
1.3 The Plan Area ............................................................................................................................ 6
1.4 Planning Policy .......................................................................................................................... 8
1.5 The Development of the Plan’s Policies ...................................................................................... 8
1.6 Establishing the Plan .................................................................................................................. 9
2. ROGATE and RAKE in 2020 ................................................................................................. 10
2.1 Geography, Geology, History and Social Structure ................................................................... 10
2.2 Sustainability ........................................................................................................................... 11
2.3 The Natural Environment ......................................................................................................... 11
2.4 The Built Environment ............................................................................................................. 13
2.5 Housing ................................................................................................................................... 15
2.6 Economy and Work .................................................................................................................. 16
2.7 Transport ................................................................................................................................. 16
3. VISION AND OBJECTIVES .................................................................................................... 18
3.1 includes ‘includesThe Plan Vision ............................................................................................. 18
3.2 Objectives of the Plan .............................................................................................................. 18
3.3 Statutory Planning Policies ...................................................................................................... 19
3.4 Community Projects ................................................................................................................. 19
4. STATUTORY PLANNING POLICIES ........................................................................................ 21
4.1 Overview ................................................................................................................................. 21
4.2 Sustainability ........................................................................................................................... 21
4.3 Natural Environment ............................................................................................................... 21
Policy NE1: To Conserve, Protect and Enhance the Natural Environment ............................................. 22
Community Projects: Natural Environment ............................................................................................ 22
4.4 Built Environment .................................................................................................................... 25
Policy BE1: Locally Distinctive Design within the Parish ......................................................................... 26
Policy BE2: Conservation Area ................................................................................................................ 27
4.5 Housing ................................................................................................................................... 27
Policy H1: Settlement Boundary ............................................................................................................. 29
Policy H2: Residential Development in the Open Countryside ............................................................... 30
Policy H3: Conversion of Existing Residential Properties ........................................................................ 31
Policy H4: Replacement Dwellings, Extensions and Annexes ................................................................. 31
4.6 Allocation of Sites for Development ......................................................................................... 32
Policy H5: Local Housing Needs .............................................................................................................. 32
Policy H6: Allocation of Sites Suitable for Development ........................................................................ 33
Policy H6 continued: Allocation of Sites Suitable for Development ....................................................... 34
4.7 Local Economy and Work ......................................................................................................... 37
Policy EW1: Supporting the Rural Economy ........................................................................................... 37
Community Projects: Local Economy and Work ..................................................................................... 37
4.8 Transport and Travel ................................................................................................................ 37
Policy T1: Encouraging Sustainable Travel .............................................................................................. 38
Policy T2: Safety ...................................................................................................................................... 38
Policy T3: Parking .................................................................................................................................... 38
Community Projects: Transport and Travel ............................................................................................ 39
4.9 Energy ..................................................................................................................................... 39
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Policy E1: Renewable Energy .................................................................................................................. 39
4.10 Community Health, Well-Being and Amenity ........................................................................... 39
Policy CH1: Community Facilities ............................................................................................................ 40
Policy CH2: Development of Community Facilities ................................................................................. 41
Policy CH3: Public Open Spaces, Village Greens and Local Green Space ................................................ 42
Community Projects: Community Health, Well-being and Amenity ....................................................... 44
5. COMMUNITY ASPIRATIONS ................................................................................................ 45
Community Projects: Natural Environment ............................................................................................ 45
Community Projects: Local Economy and Work ..................................................................................... 45
Community Projects: Transport and Travel ............................................................................................ 45
Community Projects: Community Health, Well-being and Amenity ....................................................... 45
6. IMPLEMENTATION ............................................................................................................. 46
7. MONITORING AND REVIEW ................................................................................................ 46
Figure 1.1 Designated R&RNDP Area 2020 ..................................................................................................... 7
Figure 2.1 Ecological and Wildlife Designations ............................................................................................ 12
Figure 2.2 Local Tranquillity Indicators .......................................................................................................... 13
Figure 2.3 Heritage Assets ............................................................................................................................. 14
Figure 4.1 Characterising Viewpoints ............................................................................................................ 23
Figure 4.2 Rogate Conservation Area ............................................................................................................ 26
Figure 4.3 Rogate Settlement Boundary ....................................................................................................... 29
Figure 4.4 Renault Garage and Bungalow, Rogate Indicative Layout ........................................................... 35
Figure 4.5 London Road, Rake Indicative Layout .......................................................................................... 36
Figure 4.6 Local Green Spaces and Village Greens ........................................................................................ 43
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FOREWORD
Eight years ago, Rogate Parish Council decided to produce a Neighbourhood
Development Plan for the whole parish. The Council required that the process of
developing the Plan should be both thorough and transparent. The Council appointed a
project manager who, with a team of volunteers, formed a Steering Group that
embarked on an extensive series of public meetings, option development workshops, a
website and a questionnaire.
After an extensive consultation with statutory consultees, including the South Downs
National Park Authority, which generated a number of comments, the document was
handed back to the Parish Council. After processing those comments, the Council
resolved to include specific sites for development – a major change.
The revised Plan provides a vision and objectives for the future of Rogate, Rake and the
hamlets and settlements of the parish. A series of planning policies are defined to
achieve those objectives and realise the vision.
There has been a considerable effort to consult all who live in the parish and to involve
the community through public meetings and exhibitions and an extensive questionnaire
that went to every household in the parish. The results of those consultations have been
distilled into the Plan so that it reflects, as far as it can, the aspirations and concerns of
those who live and work in the parish.
Fundamentally, the Plan is part of the local land-use planning system and consequently
is concerned with planning issues. The consultation process generated views on a wide
range of topics many of which were outside the scope of a neighbourhood plan.
However, the parish council will retain those views in order to guide their liaisons with
other authorities to achieve improvements.
This Rogate and Rake Neighbourhood Development Plan provides the planning
authorities with the considered views of those who live in the parish across a range of
planning policies.
A further statutory consultation process including scrutiny by the SDNPA, a Habitats
Regulations Assessment and a Strategic Environmental Assessment has resulted is
additional changes to the Plan, now included in this document. This Submission
Document was approved by the Rogate Parish Council on 8 October 2018. It will be
examined by an independent planning inspector and there will then be a referendum in
the parish to agree the Plan.
The Parish Council wishes to thank all who have contributed to the Plan’s production,
particularly Paddy Walker as project manager and all members of the Steering Group.
Steve Williamson
Rogate Parish Council
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Purpose
1.1.1 The purpose of the Neighbourhood Development Plan is to provide a practical framework
within which decisions on planning applications can be made with a high degree of
predictability and efficiency over the Plan period, 2020 to 2033.
1.1.2 The Neighbourhood Development Plan (The Plan or R&RNDP) has been produced by
Rogate Parish Council as the legal qualifying body under the powers granted to
communities through the Localism Act 2011.
1.2 Document Structure
1.2.1 The remainder of this document is laid out as follows:
Chapter 2 Rogate and Rake in 2017
Chapter 3 Vision and Objectives
Chapter 4 Statutory Planning Policies
Chapter 5 Community Aspirations
Chapter 6 Action Plan
Chapter 7 Monitoring and Review
1.3 The Plan Area
1.3.1 The Plan covers the civil parish of Rogate which includes the villages of Rogate and Rake
(majority), and the hamlets of Fyning, Hillbrow (part), Dangstein, Durford, Durleighmarsh,
Hale Common, Harting Combe, Terwick Common, Tullecombe, Habin, and Langley.
1.3.2 Up and till 1 April 2019 the parish also included the north-eastern part of Nyewood (three
dwellings) but on that date the boundary between Rogate Parish and Harting Parish was
amended by Chichester District Council. Consequently, the designated R&RNDP area was
also amended by SDNPA in September 2020 and the current area is shown in Figure 1.1
and the area of change in Figure 1.2. Consultations undertaken before 1 April 2019 covered
the old designated area.
1.3.3 In the 2011 Census there were 1,556 residents in some 639 households.
1.3.4 Rogate parish is located within the South Downs National Park in the centre of the Western
Weald. It is approximately 5 miles north to south, 3 miles east to west at its widest, covers
approximately 9 square miles or 23 square km, and has a perimeter of about 16 miles. The
Western Rother flows through the south of the parish and is the water course into which
the parish area drains. The A272 crosses the parish from east to west, through the centre
of Rogate village. Serving the linear settlement of Rake is the B2070 (old A3) which runs
northeast and southwest along the western boundary of the parish, which is also the West
Sussex County and Chichester District border. This boundary dissects some properties and
separates some houses from their gardens.