Draft Worthing Local Plan Consultation (October 2018)


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Worthing Borough Council is preparing its new development plan, called the Worthing Local Plan.

When adopted, the Plan will be a key document in shaping the future of the borough over a 15-year period as it provides the strategy for growth, setting out what development will take place and where.

When in place, the new Plan will replace the borough's existing local planning policies and will be an important consideration in deciding planning applications.

The Draft Plan, that set out the Council's preferred options, was published for consultation between 31st October and 12th December 2018. The Draft Local Plan and all supporting documents are still available to view using the links below. The full version of the representations submitted to the Council during the consultation along with a number of summary reports can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Draft Worthing Local Plan documents

You can read a summary of the Draft Local Plan here:

You can download the whole document:

Or just the relevant section(s):

You can also view hard copies of the plans and attend one of our consultation events.

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Supporting documents


Topic summary leaflets

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

The Council has put together some Frequently Asked Questions about the Draft Local Plan which can be viewed below:

Supporting documents

See also:

Engagement Strategy

Evidence base

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A 'call for sites'

Given the significant levels of housing need in the Borough the Council is always keen to know of any potential development sites. If you are aware of any sites that are at least 0.25 hectares in size OR capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings please let us know. For more information please see:

Please complete the following form with the requested information so that we can undertake a full assessment:

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Representations made during consultation

All representations that were received during the consultation period can be viewed below. The representations are separated into two files with an accompanying index file:

  • E (electronic - those that used the bespoke e-form); and
  • M (manually scanned).

Where appropriate, identifying information has been redacted for data protection reasons:

A consultation report and a summary of the representations received has been published:

The Council would like to thank everyone for their representations which will help to inform subsequent stages as the new Local Plan is progressed.

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Page last updated: 20 May 2022

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