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Proposed Submission Joint Area Action Plan

Please note: The publication period for the Proposed Submission Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan ended at 12 midnight on the 22nd December 2017. We cannot accept further representations

Publication of the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan

Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council have prepared for publication the Proposed Submission Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. The publication period ran for six weeks from 10th November 2017 to 22nd December 2017 (12 midnight).

Representations on the Joint Area Action Plan

43 representations were received from a total of 19 organisations and individuals. Of the 43 representations, 15 (35%) indicated that the plan was sound, 12 (28%) indicated that the plan was unsound, with the remainder of 16 (37%) having not specified a view on soundness.

18 (42%) representations received stated that the Joint Area Action Plan was legally compliant; these were from 9 organisations and individuals. No representations stated that the Joint Area Action Plan was not legally compliant.


About the Joint Area Action Plan

The JAAP covers the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Area, as identified in the Policy DA8 of the Brighton & Hove City Plan Part One (2016) and Policy 8 of the Adur Local Plan (2017). These plans commit the local authorities to producing a Joint Area Action Plan for Shoreham Harbour.

The Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan is a local plan setting out the local authorities' strategy for the regeneration of Shoreham Harbour and surrounding areas. The plan contains:

  • A long term vision, strategic objectives and strategy for the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Area
  • Area-wide policies relating to each strategic objective
  • Proposals for seven character areas, including four allocations for development of new housing and employment generating floorspace
  • An outline of how the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Project will be delivered, monitored and implemented.

These policies and principles will shape the future of the area and will be used in the consideration of planning applications. The local authorities intend to submit the JAAP to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government following publication. The JAAP can be viewed below:

A lower resolution version is also available:

The Policies Maps for Adur and Brighton & Hove will be amended to reflect the proposals in the Shoreham Harbour JAAP:

Adur Policies Map:

Brighton & Hove Policies Map:

The Sustainability Appraisal is a legal requirement for local plans, and also meets the requirement for an Equalities Impact Assessment:

The Consultation Statement explains the role of consultation in developing the JAAP:

Supporting evidence studies which have informed the JAAP can be viewed using the link below:

The Duty to Cooperate Statement explains how the councils and other statutory bodies have cooperated in developing the plan:

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Viewing previous versions of the plan

The councils have previously consulted on two versions of the plan. These are available to view by using the link below:

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