Eastbourne's Direction of Travel: Issues and Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan

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EASTBOURNE’S DIRECTION OF TRAVEL:
ISSUES & OPTIONS FOR THE EASTBOURNE LOCAL PLAN

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Eastbourne Borough Council has commenced preparation of a new Local Plan for Eastbourne, which will cover the period from 2018 to 2038. The Eastbourne Local Plan will be the key planning document that will plan and manage growth, regeneration and development across the Borough over the next 20 years.

In order to obtain views on how Eastbourne should change in the future, Eastbourne Borough Council has published this report – Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan – which identifies the key issues and opportunities that the Local Plan should address.

The local community, businesses and other stakeholders are invited to be involved in shaping the new Eastbourne Local Plan by responding to the questions and options identified in Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan.  The responses to the consultation will inform the production of the Local Plan.

Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan addresses six main areas:

CN Icon  Carbon Neutrality                       PE Icon  Prosperous Economy

QE Icon  Quality Environment                  TC Icon  Thriving Communities

HD Icon  Housing & Development            EI Icon  Effective Infrastructure


The report identifies Issues, Options, Questions, Directions of Travel and Further Work that we would like your comments on. We are keen to receive views on any aspect of the Local Plan and you are welcome to respond to any or all of the questions we have set out. Even if there is only one question that you wish to answer, please feel free to do so.  We are happy to receive general comments on the planning issues facing the town, or ideas and suggestions about any matters that you feel have not been fully addressed in this document.

Consultation period

The consultation is open for a 10-week period between Friday 1st November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020.  All consultation responses should be received by 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.

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Viewing the Consultation

All of the documents relating to the consultation, including background documents, are available to download from the Consultation Documents section at the bottom of this page, or they can be accessed by clicking on the links within the text. 

You can view Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan by downloading the pdf version from this consultation portal. The full report has also been split into sections, and each section can be downloaded and viewed separately.

 A paper copy of Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan is available to view at the Council Offices, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW.

A series of Non-Technical Summaries have been prepared for each section of Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan. These can be downloaded below:

Consultation Events

We are holding four exhibitions on the consultation, between 2pm and 7pm at the following times: 

Thursday 28th November 2019 - Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 - St Elisabeth's Church, Victoria Drive, BN20 8QX

Thursday 5th December 2019 - Sovereign Harbour Community Centre, Sovereign Harbour, BN23 5QG

Monday 9th December 2019 - Hampden Park Community Hall, Brodrick Road, BN22 9NR

We would also welcome meetings with local residents associations, community groups and other stakeholder organisations.  If you would like to take the opportunity to meet us please get in touch via email at planning.policy@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk.

Responding to this Consultation

Please read Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan, and provide comments on specific parts of the plan through the questionnaire.

You can also respond to the consultation by:

Please note that although the consultation will be publicised using social media, comments made there cannot be considered as a formal response to the consultation.  Therefore you are encouraged to make your comments via the formal channels identified above.

A Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for the new Local Plan has been published alongside Eastbourne’s Direction of Travel: Issues & Options for the Eastbourne Local Plan. You can comment on the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report by completing the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report questionnaire.

As part of the consultation, we are requesting the landowners, site promoters and other stakeholders submit information to us about sites that could have potential for development over the Local Plan period to 2038. If you wish to submit a site to be considered as a potential Housing, Employment or Renewable Energy development site please complete the Call for Sites questionnaire.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulty in submitting your comments, please contact us, the Planning Policy Team, via email at planning.policy@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk or by telephone on 01323 415253.

Timeline

  • Opened
    1 Nov 2019 at 09:00
  • Closes
    10 Jan 2020 at 17:00

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