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Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning is a way for local communities to decide the future of their areas. Successful Neighbourhood Plans will form part of the development plan used by Chichester District Council in determining planning applications.

The Localism Act (2011) gave powers to local communities and parish and town councils to produce Neighbourhood Plans. The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (2012) set out the stages of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

There are links from this page to a number of guidance documents that give more detail on the Neighbourhood Plan process and how the District Council can help community groups that are looking to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.

Guidance documents include:

CDC/16 - Settlement Boundary Review (December 2013) (PDF) [99KB]

Guide to employing consultants (PDF) [50KB]

Guide to producing a Neighbourhood Plan (PDF) [400KB]

Locality - Keeping it simple (PDF) [1MB]

Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap Guide (Locality 2018) (PDF) [1MB]

Support for Neighbourhood Planning Groups (PDF) [196KB]

Neighbourhood Planning in the South Downs National Park

There are a number of Chichester District parishes that are now either wholly or partly within the South Downs National Park. Where any neighbourhood planning work is being considered  within these parishes further details are available on their website. (opens new window).