Bersted Neighbourhood Development Plan

The documents in the table below form stages of the  Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 .

Statutory Sections of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations
Regulation Documents

Reg. 5 and 6 - Area designation


The designation of a neighbourhood area is the first formal stage in preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (see the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012). The approved Designated areas within Arun District Council’s Local Planning Authority Area (LPAA) are shown in the  Neighbourhood Areas Designation Map.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Parish and Town Councils are able to continue work on their neighbourhood plan while the proposed geography of the neighbourhood area is being determined.

Arun District Council is committed to publishing all applications received in its LPAA (in accordance with The Town and Country Planning Act 1990, The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 Part 2, Regulation 6).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following Town/Parish Council has applied to Arun District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority (if applicable) for designation of Neighbourhood Area under Part 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

These documents indicate those areas where Arun District Council has received an application to designate a Neighbourhood Area in its LPAA.

Consultation Dates: 30th August 2012 - 18th October 2012

Bersted - Application form and map.pdf [pdf] 220KB

Reg. 7 - Publicising a designation of a neighbourhood area etc.

Decision published on 10th December 2012

Bersted - Designation decision notice.pdf [pdf] 438KB

Reg. 14 - Pre-submission consultation and publicity


Consultation Dates: 19th February 2014 - 2nd April 2014

Bersted Pre-submission consultation.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Bersted Parish Council Website

Reg. 15 - Plan proposals (submission)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town/Parish Council has submitted to Arun District Council Local Planning Authority Area (LPAA) and the South Downs National Park Planning Authority (if applicable), their Plan Proposal under Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012:

During the consultation period the applications can be viewed at: Bognor Regis Town Hall, Arun Civic Centre and local Library.


Reg. 16 - Publicising a plan proposal

Consultation Dates: 14th May 2014 - 25th June 2014 

Comments on the documents can be made by email to, online on the Objective Portal or by post to Planning Policy & Conservation, Arun Civic Centre at the address below. 

Please note that any representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision under regulation 19 in relation to the neighbourhood development plan.

Bersted Submission Neighbourhood Plan.pdf [pdf] 18MB

Bersted Basic Conditions Statement.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Bersted Consultation Statement.pdf [pdf] 4MB

Bersted Evidence Base.pdf [pdf] 4MB

Bersted Parish Map.pdf [pdf] 1005KB

Reg. 17 - Submission of a plan proposal to examination

The submission documents and the representations received were sent to the Examiner and the Parish Council.

Bersted - Reg 16 - ADC comments.pdf [pdf] 126KB

Bersted - Reg 16 - Summary of Representations.pdf [pdf] 110KB

Reg. 18 -  Publication of the examiner’s report and plan proposal decisions

Bersted - Reg 18 - Examiner Report.pdf [pdf] 155KB

Reg.  19 -  Decision on a plan proposal

Bersted - Reg 19 - Decision Statement.pdf [pdf] 406KB

Bersted - Reg 19 - Post Examination Plan.pdf [pdf] 8MB

Reg. 20 - Publicising a Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘made’ plans)

Plans made on 5th November 2014

Bersted - Reg 20.pdf [pdf] 124KB

Bersted - Neighbourhood Development Plan.pdf [pdf] 8MB


Referendum held on 23rd October 2014

More information can be found on the  Neighbourhood Plan Referendums  page

Bersted - Declaration of Result.pdf [pdf] 22KB