Worthing Local Plan 2023

The Inspectors' Report was received on 14th October 2022 and the Plan was found to be sound with the recommended main modifications. Worthing Borough Council formally adopted the Worthing Local Plan 2020-2036 at Full Council on 28th March 2023.

The Worthing Local Plan (2023) now forms part of the statutory development plan, which sets the strategic development and land-use priorities for Worthing (outside the South Downs National Park) up to 2032, and contains the policies against which development management decisions within that area will be made. The Local Plan supersedes the Worthing Core Strategy (2011) and the saved policies from the Worthing Local Plan (2003).

Please see below the adopted Local Plan along with the associated Policies Map, Adoption Statement and Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement.

Adoption statements

Local Plan documents


Please note: due to the size and complexity of the maps they cannot be accessibility checked. If you need assistance with the map documents please contact the Planning Policy Team: planning.policy@adur-worthing.gov.uk

See also the interactive version of the map:

Sustainability Appraisal

Local Plan Examination

All documentation from the local plan examination is available to view, see:

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Page last updated: 19 October 2023

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