Sompting Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Sompting Parish Council submitted an application to Adur District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority in September 2012 to designate the area of Sompting Parish as a Neighbourhood Plan Area. This application was published 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.

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 can be viewed here:

Examination of the Sompting Neighbourhood Plan

Please note that the Sompting Neighbourhood Plan was subsequently withdrawn: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:

Following withdrawal of the Plan in July 2018, a revised plan was prepared, and Regulation 14 consultation on the emerging Plan was undertaken by Sompting Parish Council from 7th December 2020 to midnight 15th February 2021.

However at a meeting of Sompting Parish Council on 9th March 2022 the Parish Council agreed not to progress this Plan any further. Any queries should be directed to Sompting Parish Council.

For more information about Neighbourhood Planning see:

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Page last updated: 27 September 2023

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