Rudgwick Parish Council

Rudgwick Neighbourhood Plan: Call for Sites


As part of the preparation of the Rudgwick Neighbourhood Plan, it is important for us to consider the merits of making site allocations for development in order to address local needs. We are therefore placing a call out to landowners in the Parish of Rudgwick who may have an interest in promoting their land for development. The Neighbourhood Plan is looking to address our needs over the next 15 years.

If you are a landowner – or represent a landowner - and wish for your land to be considered for allocation in the Neighbourhood Plan, you are required to provide us with the following details:

a) A clear statement of which types of development you wish your land to be considered for, e.g. residential, leisure, employment, etc.

b) The area of the land in hectares. Please note that sites must be at least 0.5 hectares in size to be considered.

c) A plan which clearly shows the extent of the land that you wish to be considered. Ideally this should be on an Ordnance Survey base or equivalent.

d) An understanding of how the site would be accessed by vehicle and opportunities for linking in with existing footpath/pavement and cycle routes

e) Any relevant planning history for the site, e.g. extant planning permissions that have not been brought forward.

f) Any legal issues such as covenants restricting the use of the land.

g) Whether there are any restrictions to your site coming forward in the short term.

It is important that you submit your sites as part of the Neighbourhood Plan process. It establishes the principle of development of the land in question for that particular use. At present, much of the land around Rudgwick is not established as land for development and so is unlikely to have a good prospect of securing planning permission for development; an allocation might change that.

Equally however, it is important that the sites which are allocated contribute towards achieving the vision and objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan, as set by the community. Any site included in the Neighbourhood Plan still needs to apply for planning permission from Horsham District Council.

If you have already made a submission to Horsham District Council in respect of its Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), we request that you also make a submission to the Rudgwick Neighbourhood Plan process if you wish for the site to be considered for allocation within the Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan is focusing on potential local – as opposed to strategic – scale allocations so this is particularly important for small (non-strategic) sites.If you do not submit your site to the Rudgwick Neighbourhood Plan Call for Sites process then there is no guarantee that it will be considered through this process.

We require all submissions to be made in writing by 5pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Submissions must be made to the Rudgwick Parish Council office, Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green, Rudgwick, West Sussex, RH12 3JJ

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