A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR LITTLEHAMPTON - DRAFT CONSULTATION
The Town Council has consulted the local community extensively over the last eighteen months. Groups of local residents have reviewed and agreed on which issues should be addressed by the plan. See full document and further consultation dates.
As Chair for the Town Council’s Planning and Transportation Committee, I have had the pleasure of overseeing, together with my Committee, the preparation and journey of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Draft Plan is for your information and comment. It not only represents the culmination of the work led by the Town Council but also the considerable weight of information you have provided us with over the last eighteen months.
The document presents a range of policies which the Committee believes are consistent with the key objectives of the plan as well as being in general conformity with Arun District Council’s existing and emerging Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.
Councillor Jill Long, Chair of the Planning & Transportation Committee
Our Vision is to fundamentally improve the economic, environmental and social well-being of individuals and communities in the town, particularly those in the most deprived areas.
The following objectives are proposed for the plan:
- To contribute to meeting the demand for new employment opportunities and specifically to encourage local small business ventures to grow.
- To consolidate and improve local community services and facilities.
- To contribute to meeting the demand and need for new homes.
- To accommodate development and change without undermining the natural beauty of the landscape.
- To improve access to Littlehampton and to reduce the need to travel.
- To promote retail activity in town and local centres.
The Neighbourhood Plan focuses future housing, economic and community-related development within the built up area boundary of Littlehampton and specifically the Fitzalan Corridor.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan provides for the development of new housing within the Plan period.
The Neighbourhood Plan allocates sites for business use.
Community and leisure facilities
The Neighbourhood Plan proposes sites for a new Health facility, Community Centre and Youth facility. (note: the Plan also makes provision should Arun District Council relocate the Leisure Centre or the Windmill.)
The Neighbourhood Plan designates Local Green Space and supports the retention and enhancement of the Harbour Park area for a range of leisure-related uses.
Transport and access
The Neighbourhood Plan requires the completion of the new Fitzalan Link Road between East Street and North Littlehampton.
The Plan has identified a series of infrastructure projects to support its proposals requiring financial contributions from the Arun Community Infrastructure Levy:
- new secondary school provision serving Littlehampton
- delivery of the Lyminster Bypass
- business incubator unit.
- Youth Centre
- Community Centre
- regeneration initiatives that improve environmental, economic or community facilities in the town.
A Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Plan
Arun District Council has advised that the Plan is subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) under the EU Directive 2001/42. This requires that the Plan assess the environmental effects of its policies and proposals during its preparation against a series of sustainability objectives.
The SEA process therefore runs in parallel with the preparation of the Plan, beginning with the Littlehampton Scoping Report [pdf] 2MB, which sets out the proposed sustainability objectives and evidence base on which the Plan will be based. An SEA report will then accompany the publication of the Submission version of the LNP.
If you would like to make comments on the Scoping Report, please do so by emailing us
Download the Full Document below
Neighbourhood Plan Appendices
Hard copies of the full document are available from:
Littlehampton Town Council Reception
Littlehampton Library - from 12th March 2013
Wick Information Centre - from 12th March 2013
Further Consultation - Have Your Say!
Any representation on the Draft Plan can be made via:
Post - to The Town Clerk, Littlehampton Town Council, the Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EW.