Adopted Local Plan

 

Adopted Arun Local Plan 2018

The Arun Local Plan 2011-2031 was adopted (the Adoption Statement is provide further below) by resolution of Full Council on 18th of July 2018 with Main Modifications in accordance with:-

  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended)
  • The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) Regulations 17, 26 & 35
  • Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 Regulation 16

The Arun Local Plan 2018  comprises of a written statement and supporting Polices Maps 1-4. The plan sets out a spatial vision, objectives and a sustainable strategy for delivering the needed growth of the District over the period 2011- 2031. The Arun Local Plan 2018 will be used to guide decisions on planning, development and regeneration activity over this period including many other decisions shaping corporate investment plans and strategies, as well as those from external providers, delivering services and infrastructure to the local community. This Arun Local Plan (2011-2031) replaces the Arun Local Plan 2003 and the saved policies within it. The Arun Local Plan 2003 also covers the area of Arun District which falls within the South Downs National Park (SDNP) which is the planning authority and so the 2003 Arun Local Plan remains part of the Development Plan for that area until the SDNP adopt a new Local Plan.

NOTE: Since the Local Plan Adoption date, a  minor error was identified in Policy H SP1 ‘The Housing Requirement’  for the Dwellings per annum for the 5 year period 2016/17-2020/21. This states 930 but should be 1,120. This amendment has been made as a factual change which does not materially affect the polices in accordance with section 23 (2) (b) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and under delegated authority in accordance with the Council’s resolution in adopting the plan.

The Arun Local Plan 2018 can be accessed here:-  Adopted Local Plan.pdf [pdf] 12MB

The Polices Maps 1 – 4 can be accessed here:-
 

For ease of printing the Arun Local Plan 2018 has been split into separate chapters here:-
Table of Contents.pdf [pdf] 710KB
Preface.pdf [pdf] 25KB
1. Foreword.pdf [pdf] 121KB
2. Overview.pdf [pdf] 194KB
3. Spatial Portrait.pdf [pdf] 348KB
4. Vision & Objectives.pdf [pdf] 501KB
5. Key Diagram.pdf [pdf] 338KB
6. Sustainable Development.pdf [pdf] 178KB
7. Settlement Structure & Green Infrastructure.pdf [pdf] 600KB
8. Employment & Enterprise.pdf [pdf] 14MB
9. Retail.pdf [pdf] 277KB
10. Tourism.pdf [pdf] 200KB
11. Soils, hroticulture and equine developments.pdf [pdf] 491KB
12. Housing Delivery.pdf [pdf] 2MB
13. Design.pdf [pdf] 681KB
14. Health, Recreation & Leisure.pdf [pdf] 313KB
15. Transport.pdf [pdf] 605KB
16. Building Conservation & Archaelogical Heritage.pdf [pdf] 691KB
17. Natural Environment.pdf [pdf] 560KB
18. Water.pdf [pdf] 394KB
19. Natural Resources & Mineral Safeguarding.pdf [pdf] 126KB
20. Waste management.pdf [pdf] 131KB
21. Quality of the Environment.pdf [pdf] 406KB
22. Infrastructure Provision & Implementation.pdf [pdf] 346KB
23. Monitoring.pdf [pdf] 533KB
Glossary.pdf [pdf] 487KB

 
The Adopted Arun Local Plan 2018 is accompanied by the Adoption Statement, Environmental Report and Post Adoption Statement and Inspector’s Report below:-

 

The Environmental Report (Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental  Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment) can be accessed from the Environmental Assessment page.

 

The Replaced Local Plan 2003 is archived below

The Arun District Local Plan 2003 was adopted on the 17th April 2003 and covers the period up to 2011 when the new local plan takes over. It forms a statement of Arun District Council’s planning policies, which will be used as a basis for decision making in planning applications. It consists of a written statement, and Proposals Map which itself includes several smaller ’Inset Maps’.
 
The key aim of the plan is to apply the principles of sustainable development in assessing development proposals, striking the balance between the need for development and the protection of scarce resources. Policies and proposals within the plan seek to guide development to meet needs, such as economic regeneration and housing, and ensure the provision of appropriate infrastructure, whilst protecting precious resources such as the countryside, open spaces and sites important for nature conservation.
 
The Local Plan is divided into four sections:
Section 1 - General Policies

This sets out the Council’s objectives and the general policies with which the Council would expect development proposals for any sites anywhere within the District to comply. These policies underlie all other policies in the Plan.

Section 2 - Area Policies

Sets out policies for specific areas and locations and will apply to development proposals within these areas. (The areas are indicated on the Proposals Map)

Section 3 - Specific Development

Sets out policies applicable to specific types or forms of development, with which the Council would expect any proposals which include one or more specified types/form of development to comply. For the current AFFORDABLE HOUSING policy please go to the affordable housing page

Section 4 - Land Allocations

Sets out the Council’s site specific proposals and allocations for various sites within the District and the policies with which it would expect development on those sites to conform.

 

Important Public Notice: Saved Development Plan Policies

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, contained a provision for the saving of policies in adopted or approved local and structure plans for a period of three years from the commencement date of the Act, which was 28th September 2004. Policies in these plans expired on 27th September 2007, unless the Secretary of State agreed to their extension beyond that date.
 
The Development Plan for Arun comprised the Arun District Local Plan 2003; the West Sussex Structure Plan 2004; and the West Sussex Minerals Local Plan 2003.
 
The Secretary of State’s assessment of whether saved policies should be extended is based upon the criteria set out in Planning Policy Statement 12: Local Development Frameworks and the Department for Communities and Local Government protocol on saving policies.
 
The Secretary of State has granted consent for the Arun District Local Plan policies in the schedule below to be saved under the provisions of the Act. Those policies not listed have now expired. It is important to note that the Arun District Local Plan policies will be saved until such time as they are replaced by new policies in an adopted development plan document or are no longer compliant with national and regional planning policy.
 
You will need to contact West Sussex County Council to find out which West Sussex Structure Plan and West Sussex Minerals Local Plan policies have been saved under these provisions.
 
Following 27th September 2007, the ’saved’ policies should be read in context. Where policies were adopted some time ago, it is likely that material considerations, in particular the emergence of new national and regional policy and also new evidence, will be afforded considerable weight in decisions.
 
 

Schedule of saved policies

Please remember, policies not included in the list are no longer valid, even though they are still included in the Local Plan.

Policy Number
Policy Title/Purpose
GEN2
Built Up Area Boundary
GEN3
Protection of the Countryside
GEN5
Provision of New Residential Development
GEN6
Amount of New Commercial Development
GEN7
The Form of New Development
GEN8
Development and the Production of New Infrastructure
GEN9
Foul and Surface Water Drainage
GEN10
Tidal Flooding and Costal Defence
GEN11
Inland Flooding
GEN12
Parking In New Development
GEN13
Public Access to the Coast
GEN14
Public Transport
GEN15
Cycling and Walking
GEN18
Crime Prevention
GEN19
Coast Protection and Sea Defence Works
GEN20
Provision of Public Open Space within New Development
GEN21
Renewable Energy
GEN22
Buildings or Structures of Character
GEN23
The Water Environment
GEN25
Water Resources
GEN26
Water Quality
GEN28
Trees and Woodlands
GEN29
Nature Conservation Across the District
GEN32
Noise Pollution
GEN33
Light Pollution
GEN34
Air Pollution
AREA1
Areas of Special Character
AREA2
Conservation Areas
AREA3
The Setting of Arundel
AREA5
Protection of Open Spaces
AREA6
Allotments
AREA7
Public Car Parks
AREA8
Littlehampton Harbour Strategy
AREA9
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
AREA10
Strategic Gaps
AREA11
Local Gaps
AREA13
Sites of International Importance for Nature Conservation
AREA14
Sites of National Importance for Nature Conservation
AREA15
Sites of Local Importance for Nature Conservation
AREA16
Ancient Monuments and Sites of National Archaeological Importance
AREA17
Sites of Archaeological Interest
AREA18
Portsmouth and Arundel Canal
AREA19
Primary Shopping Frontages
AREA20
Arundel Shopping Frontages
AREA21
Re-Use of Redundant Floorspace
AREA23
Littlehampton Riverside Walk
DEV1
Conversion of Rural Buildings for Industrial or Business Uses
DEV2
Conversion of Rural Buildings for Residential Uses
DEV3
Horticulture
DEV5
Horse Related Development
DEV6
Agricultural Buildings
DEV8
Circumstances in which Additional Development may be Permitted - Local Firms
DEV14
Listed Buildings and Enabling Development
DEV15
Safeguarding the Main Road Network
DEV17
Affordable Housing
DEV18
Affordable Housing Outside the Built Up Area
DEV19
Extensions to Existing Residential Buildings
DEV21
Accommodation Restricted to Occupancy by the Elderly
DEV22
Relaxation of Restrictions Relating to Occupation by the Elderly
DEV26
Criteria for Retail Development
DEV27
Retail Development Outside the Principal Shopping Area
DEV30
Local Village Centres
DEV31
Farm Shops
DEV32
Garden Centres
DEV33
Markets and Car Boot Sales
DEV34
Tourist Accommodation and Attractions
DEV35
Tourist Development Requiring a Coastal Location
DEV36
Change Of Use of Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
DEV37
Existing Caravan Sites
DEV39
New Touring Caravan and Camping Sites Outside the Built-Up Area
DEV41
Telecommunications
SITE1
Rail Freight Development - Barnham
SITE2
Bognor Regis Town Centre Regeneration
SITE3
New Public Open Space Allocations
SITE5
Commercial Allocations
SITE6
Land to the North of Bersted, Bognor Regis and Felpham
SITE7
Land at Toddington, Littlehampton
SITE8
Railway Wharf, Littlehampton
SITE9
West Bank, River Arun: Marina
SITE10
West Bank, River Arun, Boat Building and Repair Area
SITE11
West Bank, River Arun, Additional Moorings