Current Consultations


Local Plan (2011 - 2031) Consultation on Main Modifications

The Local Plan sets out how business growth, jobs, housing, local services, community facilities and transport improvements can be delivered for the benefit of present and future generations. Once adopted, the Arun Local Plan and ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans will form the statutory development Plan for the LPAA. The Local Plan will supersede all of the ‘saved’ policies of the 2003 Local Plan.

We asked you for your views in 2012 and 2014 on the Plan and it was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public on 30 January 2015. The Local Plan Examination in Public was formally suspended by the Planning Inspector in February 2016 following a Procedural Meeting and initial Hearing sessions. The suspension was granted to enable the Council to undertake further work and produce proposed modifications to the Local Plan in response to a range of observations and concerns identified by the Planning Inspector.

We have finished this work and we are now asking for your views on our Proposed Main Modifications during a seven week period from 10 April 2017 until 5pm on 30 May 2017.

All Representations must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017. Only representations on the main modifications received within this period will be considered by the Planning Inspector as part of the Examination in Public.

You do not need to repeat any representations made at an earlier stage of consultation.

We are also asking for comments on the updated Sustainability Appraisal and other evidence supporting the modifications. You can comment on these using the same form and contact details.


What can I comment on?

At this time you can only comment on the legal compliance or soundness of the Main Modifications. These are set out in the Modifications Table and also identified throughout the online and print version of the Local Plan.

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Documents published in support of this consultation are:


How do I comment?

The easiest way is online using the portal. You need to register to do this. You can also fill in the online form or print and return either of the PDF [pdf] 286KB and Word [docx] 76KB versions by post or email. If you need help to do this then please contact us.


Will my details be made public?

Your personal details will be kept private and confidential; your comments (including your name) will be publicly available as we are unable to accept anonymous representations.

You may wish to note in addition to the Main Modifications consultation, the Policy and Conservation team are currently undertaking a review of the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HEELA). For further information, and details of how to submit updated information related to specific sites in your ownership or control, please go to relevant Local Plan page.



If you need to contact us or require the document in large print, audio tape or another language please contact:

Planning and Housing Strategy
Arun Civic Centre
Maltravers Road
West Sussex
BN17 5LF

Telephone:  01903 737500