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Adur Local Plan Main Modifications

Main Modifications Consultation (now ended)
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

The Adur Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 20th October 2016. The Examination Hearing sessions took place from 31st January to 8th February 2017. The Inspector wrote to the Council to recommend Main Modifications. The Inspector's letter may be found at:

The Inspector invited comments on the post-submission Main Modifications to the Submission Adur Local Plan. (Main Modifications are those which the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan sound/ legally compliant. Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusion on the Local Plan which will take account of all representations submitted in response to this consultation).

The Main Modifications were consulted on from 15th June to midnight 26th July 2017.

At the same time, the Council also invited comments on the accompanying Addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal of the Adur Local Plan - Proposed Main Modifications (2017). A Schedule of Minor Modifications (which are minor changes to the Plan which do not affect soundness) was also made available

Main Modifications and Sustainability Appraisal Addendum

It has come to our attention that there was a small typographical error contained in the text of MM21 in the 'Adur Local Plan Main Modifications - June 2017' as originally published. This was corrected on 22nd June 2017 and the document has been republished below as 'Adur Local Plan Main Modifications - June 2017 (Revision 1)'. Full details of the change is included as an 'erratum' on page 2 of the document.

The Proposed Main Modifications and Sustainability Appraisal Addendum can be viewed here:

Minor Modifications

Please note that these are for information only:

Summary of Representations Received, and Council's responses

A summary of representations to the Main Modifications consultation, and the Council’s response to these, may be found below:

Main Modifications consultation - representations received

Adur Floodwatch Group:

Albermarle Shoreham Airport:

Arun District Council:

Chris Foss Designs:

ECE Planning:

Environment Agency:


Highways England:

Historic England:

Home Builders Federation:


Lancing College:

Michael Hubbard:

Ministry of Defence:

Natural England:

New Monks Farm:


South Downs National Park Authority:

Southern Water:

Sport England:

Sussex Wildlife Trust:

West Sussex County Council:

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