Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan


Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan

The Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by Sedlescombe Parish Council in order to guide development in the Parish until 2028, in line with the adopted Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.

Sedlescombe Parish Council has submitted the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents, including the Strategic Environmental Assessment, to Rother District Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Rother District Council carried out a formal public consultation on the submitted Plan, in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) between Monday 28 November 2016 and Monday 23 January 2017.

Representations received on the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan

A total of 495 representations were validated and 'duly made'. The consultation responses are recorded as follows:

  • 429 Supports
  • 33 Objections
  • 7 Part Support/Part Objection
  • 4 No Comments
  • 1 Withdrawn
  • 3 Rejected

Individual responses can be viewed below under Related Pages. Given the numbers of representations made, the representations have been uploaded to the website in batches. A list of the names of all respondents to the consultation can be viewed pdf icon here [122kb] in order to locate specific representations. A summary of all representations can be viewed under Related Documents.

Examination of the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan

Mr Edward Cousins has been appointed as Examiner in liaison with Sedlescombe Parish Council via the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS).

The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, together with the representations, were forwarded to the Examiner (see letter dated 9-3-17 under Related Documents).

The Examiner decided to hold a public hearing, on Monday 19 June 2017 at the Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX. This was be open to the public to attend, but only invited representatives were permitted to take part in discussions.  Details are set out in the 'Direction', 'Further Directions and Hearing Procedure Note' and Agenda documents below. Please note; the Agenda was updated 9 June 2017.

Statements submitted by those invited to take part can be found here: Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan Examination - Public Hearing Statements

The Hearing Bundle comprises all related documents and can be viewed by downloading the pdf icon Document Index [59kb]

The Examiner, Mr Edward Cousins, had produced his Examination Report, dated November 2017, which can be viewed here:

pdf icon Sedlescombe NP Examination Report November 2017 [1Mb]

An Addendum to the Examiner's Report (dated 27 November 2017) has been published to advise on the Referendum Area. This Addendum can be viewed here:

pdf icon Sedlescombe NP Addendum to Examiner's Report 27.11.2017 [85kb]

Regulation 15 Documents

You can view and download all of the consultation documents by clicking on the links below:

  1. pdf icon Copy of the Public Notice [105kb]
  2. pdf icon Submission Version Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan [2Mb]
  3. pdf icon Strategic Environmental Assessment [759kb]
  4. pdf icon State of the Parish Report [3Mb]

    4.a. State of the Parish Report appendices
  5. pdf icon Basic Conditions Statement [837kb]
  6. pdf icon Consultation Statement [9Mb]
  7. pdf icon Site Assessments Report [4Mb]
  8. pdf icon Local Green Space Report [734kb]

Development and progress to date

For further information on the development of the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan, including the previous submission and Examiner's report, please visit the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan Development Timeline page.

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