Issue details

Interim Policy Statement for Housing Delivery

The Interim Policy Statement sets out the criteria that will be used to determine planning applications for housing development outside of the adopted settlement planning boundaries if the Council is unable to demonstrate a 5 year supply of deliverable housing sites after May 2021. The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval to adopt this document as a material consideration in decision-making prior to the adoption of a new local plan for that part of the district outside of the South Downs National Park.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021

Decision due: 25 Mar 2021 by Lewes District Council Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Emily O'Brien

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Planning

Department: Regeneration and Planning

Contact: Robert King, Senior Planning Policy Officer Email: Tel: 01273 085455.

Consultation process

The draft document was considered by the Council’s Local Plan Review Steering Group on 27 October 2020. Briefing meetings were held with affected town and parish councils during Nov/Dec 2020. The draft document was sent to town and parish councils, adjoining local planning authorities and members of the Council’s Planning Services User Group for comment between 17 December 2020 and 29 January 2021.

Making Representations: The officer report will be informed by responses received to the consultation draft document by 29 January 2021.


Agenda items


  • Report