Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood plan sets out a vision for the community over the medium term and can include policies on a number of issues.

The Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Development Plan was adopted in 2018. It sets out policies and guidance for development within the three parishes which came together to draw it up. It covers the period until 2032 but will be renewed periodically. The current date for revision and/or renewal is 2024 when the South Downs Local Plan is also due to be revised.

Policies in the neighbourhood plan have to be taken into account by the local authorities with planning powers (South Downs National Park Authority and Lewes District Council). However there are many other factors that affect the final decision on any development, big or small.

Policies in our plan cover development, housing, transport, business and tourism, conservation and the environment, and community infrastructure.

See the Neighbourhood Plan here