Examination Joint Area Action Plan

Shoreham Harbour Regeneration

The councils have now received the Inspector's report on the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan. This finds that the plan is sound and legally compliant, subject to the proposed main modifications. These modifications were discussed at the examination hearings, and subject to consultation in early 2019. Please see the consultation page for further details.

The plan will be formally adopted by the local authorities in October 2019.

Information relating to the examination of the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) is available on this page below:

For details of submitted documents, please visit:

Appointment of Independent Planning Inspector

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has appointed an independent Planning Inspector to examine the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan.

Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council submitted the plan to the Secretary of State in May 2018.

Planning Inspector Anne Napier BA(Hons) MRTPI MIEMA CEnv has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the Joint Area Action Plan is sound.

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The independent Planning Inspector will check that all legal and other requirements have been met. The Inspector will take into account the submission documents and evidence base and will also consider the representations received following the publication of the Proposed Submission Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan in November 2017.

The examination process will involve hearing sessions, where those invited to participate by the Inspector will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised. The hearing sessions will be open to the public to attend, but only those invited to participate in the hearings will be able to speak. The precise date for the formal hearing part of the examination of the plan has been determined by the Inspector. Details have been provided in the following Examination Documents:

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Council responses to Inspector's questions

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Matters Statements

Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council have submitted the following Matters Statements in response to the Matters, Issues and Questions from the Planning Inspector:

The Councils have produced a consolidated list of proposed modifications. This includes further modifications in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions. It also includes minor factual updates to reflect the adoption of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

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Representor Responses to Inspector's Questions

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Programme Officer

The examination process will be administered by the appointed Programme Officer, Chris Banks of Banks Solutions.

Mr Banks is independent of the regeneration partnership and the local planning authorities and works directly to the Inspector.

All communications to and from the Inspector will be managed by the Programme Officer and any correspondence or queries relating to the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer using the contact details below.

  • Chris Banks,
    c/o Banks Solutions,
    64 Lavinia Way,
    East Preston,
    West Sussex,
    BN16 1EF

  • Email: bankssolutionsuk@gmail.com

  • Tel: 07817 322 750 or 01903 783722

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Examination Timetable

The examination will take place at the Shoreham Centre. The timetable is laid out below:

Day 1: 19th September 2018

Morning Session: 10am:

  • Duty to cooperate (M1a)
  • Legal and procedural requirements (M1b)
  • Climate change, energy and sustainable building (M2)

Afternoon Session: 2pm:

  • Shoreham Port, economy and employment (M3)
  • Housing and Community (M4)
  • Place making and design quality, character areas and site allocations (M7)

Day 2: 20th September 2018

Morning Session: 10am:

  • Sustainable travel, flood risk and sustainable drainage (M5)
  • Natural environment, biodiversity, green infrastructure, recreation & leisure (M6)

Afternoon Session: 2pm:

  • Infrastructure, viability and delivery (M8)
  • Monitoring and review (M9)

Day 3: 21st September 2018

Morning Session: 10am:

  • Site visits (if required)

Afternoon Session: 2pm:

  • Reserve Session

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Page last updated: 08 August 2022

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