Neighbourhood Plan Examiner’s report
We received the independent examination report of the Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by Derek Stebbing BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI, on 18 October 2023.
The report recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan should, subject to the recommended modifications, proceed to referendum.
Brighton & Hove City Council is preparing a Decision Statement setting out the actions to be taken in response to the Examiner’s recommendations.
Appointment of an Examiner
On 15 June 2023 councillors at the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee:
- Agreed that officers will proceed with the appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced independent person to undertake an examination of the Rottingdean Neighbourhood Plan.
- Agreed to submit the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents for examination, together with all representations received in response to the Regulation 16 publication of the Draft Plan.
- Endorsed and agreed to submit the officer comments on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan set in Appendix 1 as the Council’s Regulation 16 response for consideration at the examination.
Full details can be found in the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee report.
We appointed Derek Stebbing BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI as an Independent Examiner to undertake the examination of the Rottingdean Neighbourhood Plan. The examination started on 17 July 2023 and is likely to take several weeks.
Examination documents submitted by the Examiner
On 24 July 2023, the Examiner wrote to the Parish council and the city council setting out initial matters and issues. View letter sent on 24 July 2023.
On 9 August 2023, the city council and Parish council responded to the Examiner’s initial matters and issues. View letter sent on 8 August 2023.