Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan

Newhaven Draft Neighbourhood Plan – Notice of Extension of Formal Consultation Period, June 2017.  The consultation period for the Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan is being extended until 5pm on 21st July 2017, to make sure as many local people as possible have the opportunity of commenting on the document.
An additional public meeting has also been arranged for:
Wednesday 12th July at Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven from 3pm – 7pm.
Don’t miss out!  Now is the time to say what you think about the Plan which will help Newhaven grow in a way that benefits local people, as well as land owners, businesses and visitors!
Neighbourhood Plan update – May 2017
Notification of Formal Consultation on the Draft Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

We are formally consulting on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan from 3rd May 2017 until the deadline of 5pm on 21st June 2017. We need your views, so that we can make any changes to it before we submit the plan to Lewes District Council for formal consideration and wider consultation later in the year.

From the 3rd May 2017 copies of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed at the following locations:

Newhaven Library, High Street, Newhaven, BN9 9PD

Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, BN9 0DH

Town Council Offices, 18 Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QE

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be found here

A focus leaflet which gives brief details on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan can be found here

Draft Plan Consultation Response Form can be downloaded here

A Sustainability Appraisal has been produced to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan is guided to propose the most sustainable approaches to development. The Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment) can be found here

Come and find out more at the following drop in sessions where you can view the plans and find out more:

Wednesday 3rd May from 2pm – 8pm at Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road

Wednesday 17th May from 2pm-7pm at Lewes Road Social Centre, Lewes Road

Saturday 27th May from 10am-2.30pm at Denton & Mount Pleasant Social Centre

What happens after the consultation?

Following this public consultation process the amended Plan will be submitted to Lewes District Council with all the supporting documentation, including a Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations have informed the Plan.

Lewes District Council will then re-consult to meet legal requirements, before the plan is subjected to an Examination by an Independent Examiner that has been jointly chosen by the Town Council and Lewes District Council.

Once any further amendments have been made as a result of the examination the plan will be subject to a local Referendum where the local community will be asked if they support the Plan. If the majority of people voting say they support the Plan, it can be “Made” by Lewes District Council and used to determine planning applications in Newhaven.