Pulborough Parish Council

Pulborough Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan Referendum (PDF 29.00KB)

Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan Independent Examiner's Final Report is now published.

Independent examiner John Slater was commissioned to undertake the examination of the Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan. The examiner underwent unaccompanied site visits of the plan area on the 27 July 2021 and was issued all Reg 16 representations in full. The Examiner produced a note of his Initial Comments and set a deadline of 25th August, 12noon, for responses.  The Examiner published his final report on the 18 September 2021. The Examiner's Report and background documents can be viewed here:


Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan, Independent Examiner's Initial Comments (PDF 158.00KB)

Reg 16 26th April 2021 CONSULTATION NOW ENDED

Reg 16 26th April 2021 (PDF 156.00KB)

18/11/20 Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation ENDED Jan 2021

Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan is now out to Reg 16 public consultation, documents can be viewed and comments made by visiting Horsham District Council website as per this link and letter below: HDC Consultation

Public Notice of the Publication of the Pulborough Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

Reg. 14 Pre-Submission Consultation
6 July to 31 August 2020

Please find details of the Public Consultation and how you can comment on the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan below

Consultation details (PDF 154.00KB)

The following Pre-Submission Documents are available as part of this public consultation

Pre-Submission Plan (PDF 2.12MB)

Site Assessment Report (PDF 1.69MB)

Local Green Spaces Study (PDF 2.08MB)

Housing Needs Assessment (PDF 1.93MB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment & Sustainability Appraisal (PDF 2.83MB)

Habitats Regulations Assessment & Appropriate Assessment (PDF 1.71MB)

SEA Non-Technical Summary (PDF 589.00KB)

Sewerage and Drainage Report 2019 (PDF 142.00KB)

Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre Report 2004 (PDF 6.98MB)

Pulborough Site Assessment (AECOM) (PDF 442.00KB)

Comments form to download (PDF 183.00KB)

Historical Submission Documentation - 2015

The following documents were submitted to Horsham District Council on 19th November 2015

Submission Plan (PDF 3.76MB)

Submission Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment (PDF 1.07MB)

Historical Pre Submission Documentation - 2015

Pre Submission Plan (PDF 2.42MB)

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment (PDF 1.94MB)

Consultees for Pre Submission Plan and SA/SEA (PDF 194.00KB)

Stage 1 Report

Stage 1 Report Part A (PDF 1.43MB)

Stage 1 Report Part B (PDF 541.00KB)

All agenda and notes from meetings of the Steering Group are publically available below together with other relevant documentation.

Agenda for Steering Group Meetings

Agenda 10 December 2013 (PDF 261.00KB)

Agenda 15 January 2014 (PDF 195.00KB)

Agenda 17 February 2014 (PDF 196.00KB)

Agenda 19 March 2014 (PDF 196.00KB)

Agenda 13 May 2014 (PDF 169.00KB)

Agenda 23 September 2014 (PDF 168.00KB)

Agenda 20 October 2014 (PDF 168.00KB)

Agenda 12 January 2015 (PDF 166.00KB)

Agenda 23 March 2015 (PDF 171.00KB)

Agenda 27 May 2015 (PDF 171.00KB)

Agenda 9 September 2015 (PDF 190.00KB)

Agenda 30 September 2015 (PDF 189.00KB)

Agenda 18 April 2016 (PDF 328.00KB)

Agenda 13 September 2016 (PDF 333.00KB)

Agenda 18 October 2016 (PDF 333.00KB)

Agenda 22 November 2016 (PDF 465.00KB)

Agenda 10 January 2017 (PDF 348.00KB)

Agenda 7 February 2017 (PDF 348.00KB)

Agenda 4 April 2017 (PDF 333.00KB)

Agenda 22 May 2017 (PDF 346.00KB)

Agenda 26 June 2017 (PDF 333.00KB)

Agenda 1 August 2017 (PDF 355.00KB)

Agenda 13 September 2017 (PDF 468.00KB)

Agenda 1 November 2017 (PDF 559.00KB)

Agenda 7 December 2017 (PDF 451.00KB)

Agenda 10 January 2018 (PDF 433.00KB)

Agenda 7 March 2018 (PDF 453.00KB)

Agenda 10 April 2018 (PDF 514.00KB)

Agenda 15 May 2018 (PDF 517.00KB)

Agenda 25 June 2018 (PDF 517.00KB)

Agenda 22 August 2018 (PDF 515.00KB)

Agenda 4 October 2018 (PDF 519.00KB)

Agenda 7 November 2018 (PDF 404.00KB)

Agenda 4 December 2018 (PDF 103.00KB)

Agenda 15 January 2019 (PDF 104.00KB)

Agenda 19 February 2019 (PDF 121.00KB)

Agenda 27 March 2019 (PDF 103.00KB)

Agenda 7 June 2019 (PDF 121.00KB)

Agenda 24 June 2019 (PDF 141.00KB)

Agenda 23 July 2019 (PDF 129.00KB)

Agenda 7 August 2019 (PDF 150.00KB)

Agenda 5 September 2019 (PDF 159.00KB)

Agenda 30 October 2019 (PDF 107.00KB)

Agenda 17 December 2019 (PDF 138.00KB)

Agenda 8 January 2020 (PDF 148.00KB)

Agenda 27 January 2020 (PDF 130.00KB)

Agenda 26 February 2020 (PDF 144.00KB)

Notes of Steering Group Meetings

Notes 10 December 2013 (PDF 75.00KB)

Notes 15 January 2014 (PDF 145.00KB)

Notes 17 February 2014 (PDF 173.00KB)

Notes 19 March 2014 (PDF 268.00KB)

Notes 13 May 2014 (PDF 151.00KB)

Notes 23 September 2014 (PDF 96.00KB)

Notes 20 October 2014 (PDF 86.00KB)

Notes 12 January 2015 (PDF 24.00KB)

Notes 23 March 2015 (PDF 28.00KB)

Notes 27 May 2015 (PDF 20.00KB)

Notes 9 September 2015 (PDF 43.00KB)

Notes 30 September 2015 (PDF 40.00KB)

Notes 18 April 2016 (PDF 25.00KB)

Notes 13 September 2016 (PDF 28.00KB)

Notes 18 October 2016 (PDF 477.00KB)

Notes 22 November 2016 (PDF 500.00KB)

Notes 10 January 2017 (PDF 501.00KB)

Notes 7 February 2017 (PDF 497.00KB)

Notes 4 April 2017 (PDF 489.00KB)

Notes 22 May 2017 (PDF 483.00KB)

Notes 26 June 2017 (PDF 607.00KB)

Notes 1 August 2017 (PDF 373.00KB)

Notes 13 September 2017 (PDF 384.00KB)

Notes 1 November 2017 (PDF 405.00KB)

Notes 7 December 2017 (PDF 391.00KB)

Notes 10 January 2018 (PDF 645.00KB)

Notes 7 March 2018 (PDF 559.00KB)

Notes 10 April 2018 (PDF 462.00KB)

Notes 25 June 2018 (PDF 578.00KB)

Notes 4 October 2018 (PDF 192.00KB)

Notes 7 November 2018 (PDF 178.00KB)

Notes 4 December 2018 (PDF 208.00KB)

Notes 15 January 2019 (PDF 191.00KB)

Notes 19 February 2019 (PDF 192.00KB)

Notes 26 February 2019 (PDF 167.00KB)

Notes 6 March 2019 (PDF 63.00KB)

Notes 2 April 2019 (PDF 56.00KB)

Notes 8 April 2019 (PDF 56.00KB)

Notes 14 April 2019 (PDF 65.00KB)

Notes 7 June 2019 (PDF 267.00KB)

Notes 24 June 2019 (PDF 192.00KB)

Notes 23 July 2019 (PDF 174.00KB)

Notes 7 August 2019 (PDF 185.00KB)

Notes 5 September 2019 (PDF 190.00KB)

Notes 9th September 2019 (PDF 71.00KB)

Notes 30 October 2019 (PDF 227.00KB)

Notes 17 December 2019 (PDF 180.00KB)

Notes 8 January 2020 (PDF 173.00KB)

Notes 27 January 2020 (PDF 192.00KB)

Other Documents

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2

HDC Local Development Framework Core Strategy 2007 (PDF 928.00KB)

HDC Local Development Framework Control Policies 2007 (PDF 2.09MB)

Pulborough Transport Plan 2010 (PDF 698.00KB)

Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) Available at www.horsham.gov.uk/planning/local-plan/read-the-current-local-plan

Pulborough Community Action Plan 2012 to 2015 (PDF 246.00KB)

Pulborough Design Statement (PDF 3.88MB)

Pulborough Data Set (PDF 1.71MB)

Pulborough Housing Needs Survey 2011 (PDF 245.00KB)

Nutbourne Village Design Statement 2006 (PDF 7.89MB)

Brinsbury Centre of Rural Excellence Supplementary Planning Document (PDF 1.68MB)

Community Engagement

Press release 8th May 2017 (PDF 330.00KB)

Press release West Sussex Gazette 24th September 2014 (PDF 262.00KB)

Press release West Sussex County Times 25th September 2014 (PDF 371.00KB)

Press release West Sussex Gazette 20th August 2014 (PDF 375.00KB)

Press release West Sussex County Times 21st August 2014 (PDF 356.00KB)

Press release District Post 22nd August 2014 (PDF 368.00KB)

Household Survey Posters 1 of 2 (PDF 306.00KB)

Household Survey Posters 2 of 2 (PDF 281.00KB)

Household Survey Launch Leaflet (PDF 264.00KB)

Article Pulborough Parish News September 2014 (PDF 353.00KB)

Entry in St Mary's School Summer Fayre Brochure (PDF 205.00KB)

Article in Pulborough Bulletin Spring 2014 (PDF 904.00KB)

Article in Pulborough Bulletin Summer 2014 (PDF 567.00KB)

Article in Pulborough Bulletin Autumn 2014 (PDF 547.00KB)

Article in Pulborough Bulletin Winter 2014 (PDF 2.72MB)

Household Survey Community Engagement Events (PDF 389.00KB)

Sussex Local January 2014 (PDF 401.00KB)

Sussex Local August 2014 (PDF 379.00KB)

Household Survey Summary Results Distributed to every property August 2015 (PDF 1.34MB)

Full Household Survey Results (PDF 869.00KB)

Press Release West Sussex County Times 25th June 2015 (PDF 131.00KB)

Article in Pulborough Bulletin Spring 2015 (PDF 112.00KB)

Sussex Local July 2015 (PDF 964.00KB)

Press Release West Sussex County Times 23rd July 2015 (PDF 510.00KB)

Information Morning Saturday 25th July 2015 (PDF 261.00KB)

Village Gateway Signs (PDF 564.00KB)

Historical Neighbourhood Plan information 2013

There will be public meetings on 29th March and 2nd April to let people know what is happening and how they can be involved.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
In September of last year, the Parish Council agreed to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Pulborough parish (including Codmore Hill, Mare Hill, North Heath and Nutbourne) and appointed Action in rural Sussex (AirS) as consultant. A Neighbourhood Plan is a new way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It can be used to:

* Develop a shared vision for a village or town.

* Choose where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built.

* Identify and protect important local green spaces or other treasured assets.

* Influence what new buildings should look like.

* Influence what type of housing should be built.

The plan must be based on consultation with the people who live and work locally and it must be approved by local referendum before it has force. It's important to understand that it is about influencing development and not opposing it altogether, as any Neighbourhood Plan must comply with the wider housing and development strategy of the county or district (in our case, Horsham District).

Why do we need one in Pulborough?
There are three main reasons:
1. A Neighbourhood Plan has statutory force when it comes to planning decisions. Having an approved and adopted plan gives a community considerably more power to resist development that is unwelcome or ill-considered

2.Communities with a Neighbourhood Plan have greater access to and control over any planning gain money (formerly Section 106 funds, now known as the Community Levy) tied to local development.

3.Pulborough has for many years suffered from the lack of a coherent vision for itself and a strategy to make it happen. As a result, the village has seen piecemeal development that creates more problems than it solves and contributes to overloading of our basic infrastructure. The Neighbourhood Plan process is an opportunity for people who live and work in the village to stop this trend by creating a shared vision and strategy for Pulborough that cannot be ignored.

What's the process for creating a Neighbourhood Plan?
In essence the process is as follows:
1. Gather the evidence about how Pulborough is now.

2.Use this information as the basis for consultation with everyone who lives and works in the village.

3.Create a plan that reflects the results of the consultation.

4. Put that plan to a vote.

Of course, in reality there will be a lot more work to it and we estimate it will take at least 18 months, if not more.

Who will be doing this?
As lead consultant, AiRS will be doing a lot of the technical work but it will be down to local residents and organisations to work with the Parish Council to ensure that the plan is as representative and well-researched as possible. In addition to the Steering Group, we will be establishing a number of working groups to focus on particular themes or issues.
Currently these are:

Our Community

Our Housing

Our Infrastructure

Our Environment and Heritage

Our Business and Economy

Our Transport and Accessibility

Our Health and Wellbeing

As well as the working groups, we also hope to have a group dedicated to Communications & Consultation so that we ensure the process and final plan is as representative as it needs to be to enjoy the support of the village.

What can I do?
Your chief responsibility as a resident will be to take part in the consultation process when it happens. But we also need volunteers to help us form our working groups and publicise the project to everyone who lives and works here. You will know best what your skills, interests and availability are; if you would like to have an informal discussion about getting involved with creating the Neighbourhood Plan, please call or email the Parish Clerk or Steering Group Chairman Richard Keatley (contact details below).

Please also come along to one of the public meetings in the Village Hall on 29th March or 2nd April to speak to the project team and learn more about the process.

Further info will be published on the Neighbourhood Plan page of this website, accessed via the link on the left.

Contacts :
Heather Knight, Parish Clerk: pulboroughnp@gmail.com / 01798 873532

Parish Council Support

At a meeting of the Parish Council in September 2013, it was agreed that the Parish Council should lead the production of a Neighbourhood Plan and Action in Rural Sussex were subsequently appointed to support the Parish Council in this exercise.

For further details contact :-

Heather Knight Parish Clerk clerk@pulboroughparishcouncil.gov.uk 01798 873532
Andy Tilbook Steering Group Vice Chairman andytilbrook@tiscali.co.uk 01798 875350