Issue details

'Making' the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan

To consider whether the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan should be adopted by the District Council as part of the statutory development plan.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Chailey Barcombe and Hamsey;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2021

Decision due: 13 Jun 2021 by Cabinet member for planning and infrastructure

Lead member: Councillor Emily O'Brien, Cabinet member for planning and infrastructure

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Planning

Department: Regeneration and Planning

Contact: Matt Hitchen, Senior Planning Policy Officer Email: Tel: (01323) 415253.

Consultation process

The Chailey Neighbourhood Plan has undergone two public consultations under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). This includes one consultation under Regulation 14 undertaken by the Qualifying Body in 2019 and a Regulation 16 consultation undertaken by the Local Planning Authority (Lewes District Council) in 2020.


The Parish Council carried out the statutory consultations (Regulation 14) on the draft plan between May and June 2019 and as a result, a number of amendments were then made to the Plan in order to respond to representations received from the consultation.


The Parish Council submitted the revised plan (Regulation 15), along with other statutory submission documents, to Lewes District Council in November 2019. A further statutory consultation (Regulation 16) took place (carried out by the District Council) between February and March 2020 where comments were invited on the submission documents.


Following the Regulation 16 consultation period, Lewes District Council (with the approval of Chailey Parish Council) appointed a suitably qualified and experienced independent examiner, Mr John Slater, to conduct the examination of the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan which took place between May and July 2020.