Neighbourhood Plan

Parish Councillors and local residents have produced a draft Neighbourhood Plan which will  identify and put in place policies for the future development and growth of our three-village community. Now the Parish Council wants to hear the views of parishioners during a six-week consultation period which will end on July 11, 2019.

Click here for a summary of the plan and here for the full document.

It is very important that we hear from as many residents as possible to ensure we have reflected your views correctly and to demonstrate the community’s engagement. This will be a key factor in obtaining approval for the Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan site has full details of the consultation schedule.

Following this consultation, Burwash Parish CouncilP will consider and respond to the comments received from the community before submitting a revised Plan to Rother District Council (RDC) after which it will be subject to consideration by an independent examiner. Following approval, we aim to hold a local community referendum on the NDP in the autumn.

A majority vote in favour of the Plan will allow it to be formally adopted. This will mean that it must be taken into account by developers, planners and local authorities when making or considering new developments in our Parish.