Lewes District Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD - Pre-Submission version

LDC Local Plan part 2 Sept 18_WEB

Lewes District Council is inviting you to submit representations on the Pre-Submission version of the Lewes District Local Plan Part 2. This document seeks to deliver the strategic objectives and spatial strategy of the Local Plan Part 1: Joint Core Strategy by:

  • identifying and allocating additional sites to meet development growth identified in Local Plan Part 1;
  • setting out detailed (non-strategic) development management policies to guide development and change

Please note that Local Plan Part 2 will only apply to the area of Lewes District covered by the Lewes District Planning Authority (i.e. excluding the area within the South Downs National Park).  The South Downs National Park Authority is preparing its own Local Plan which will cover the whole Park area.

Where a plan is being prepared in two (or more) stages, cooperation to support the Core Strategy should adequately address all strategic matters that will subsequently be implemented through, for example, a Sites Allocation DPD.

Additional cooperation to satisfy the Duty as part of a Part 2 document should therefore only be needed where new strategic issues (e.g. new strategic sites) are being considered or the Core Strategy has become out of date.

Local Plan Part 2, and its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal, are being published to allow representations on issues relating to soundness to be submitted by the local community and other interested parties between 24th September and 5th November 2018. Documentation can be accessed below or hard copies are available to read at the District Council Offices at Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB and at all local libraries, including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Saltdean and Uckfield. 

You can have your say now by reading the Local Plan Part 2 document and commenting directly on the section that you wish to submit a representation on. Alternatively, you can fill out the on-line questionnaire, or download a PDF version of the Local Plan Part 2 document and submit your comments using the representation form, which should be returned to ldf@lewes.gov.uk.  If using this method, you will need to complete a separate representation form for each section/paragraph/policy that you wish to comment on. You may also email your comments directly to ldf@lewes.gov.uk

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team via ldf@lewes.gov.uk or 01273 471600 (asking for the Planning Policy Team).

Please be aware that the Council will have to redact parts of responses prior to publication where publication would be in contravention of the Public Sector Equality Duty (s.149 of the Equality Act 2010). 

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    24 Sep 2018 at 05:00
  • Closed
    5 Nov 2018 at 23:59

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