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Sompting Neighbourhood Plan

The Sompting Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by the Parish Council and local residents. It establishes a vision and policies for Sompting Parish from 2015 - 2031 which, in due course, will be used to determine planning applications in the parish (together with the Adur Local Plan 2017 and emerging South Downs Local Plan, as relevant).

Examination of the Sompting Neighbourhood Plan

Please note that the Sompting Neighbourhood Plan has been withdrawn:

Withdrawal Statement:

Examiner's Post Hearing Notes:

Guidance Note and Agenda for Hearing into Sompting Neighbourhood Plan:

Initial comments from the Examiner, John Slater:

Publication (Regulation 16)

The Sompting Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) from 19th February to 22nd April 2018.

Representations received may be viewed here:

Consultation on the draft Sompting Parish Plan:

Background documents:

Hard copies of Sompting Neighbourhood Plan, Housing & Estate Design Guide, Basic Conditions Statement, SEA Screening Opinion, Public Notice, Consultation Guidance Note and response forms are available at the following venues:

  • Harriet Johnson Centre,
    Old School House, Loose Lane, Sompting, BN15 0BG
  • Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HS
  • The Shoreham Centre,
    Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU

Sending us your responses:

If you wish to respond to the consultation please read the:

Then complete the:

You can either complete the form on your computer and email it to:

or print this form, complete it, and post it us at:

  • Adur District Council,
    Planning Policy Team,
    Portland House,
    44 Richmond Road,
    Worthing,
    BN11 1HS

Please send us your responses by midnight 22nd April 2018.

All comments received will be made publicly available and thus comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your email and postal address will not be published and signatures will be redacted, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.

Background and designation:

Sompting Parish Council previously submitted an application to Adur Council and to the South Downs National Park Authority in September 2012 to designate the area of Sompting Parish as a Neighbourhood Plan Area. This application was publicised for consultation from the 10th October to the 23rd November 2012. The application submitted by Sompting Parish Council, along with designation information can be found below:

A decision was made on 17th December 2012 by Adur Council in liaison with the South Downs National Park Authority to approve this Neighbourhood Plan area.

The Cabinet Member decision and report can be viewed below:

Sompting Parish Council carried out their Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation from 18th May to 29th June 2015. They subsequently undertook a further 6 week pre-submission consultation from 27th July to 18th September 2017 on the Housing and Estate Design Guide.

For more information about Neighbourhood Planning see:

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