Ford Neighbourhood Development Plan

The documents in the table below form stages of the  Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 More information will be added as it becomes available. 

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: 3rd October 2013 - 14th November 2013

Ford - Application form and map.pdf [pdf] 2MB

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

Decision published 6th December 2013

Ford - Designation decision notice.pdf [pdf] 408KB

Reg. 14 - Pre-submission consultation and publicity

3rd May 2016 to the 14th June 2016

Proposals Map A3.pdf [pdf] 225KB

Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Draft Plan.pdf [pdf] 807KB

Ford_SEA_Environmental_Report_Final_compressed.pdf [pdf] 11MB

Appendix_1_SEA_Screening_Report_3June15.pdf [pdf] 7MB

Appendix_2_Screening_Opinion.pdf [pdf] 116KB

Appendix_3_Scoping_Report.pdf [pdf] 12MB

Appendix_4_ADC_Scoping_Opinion.pdf [pdf] 852KB

Appendix_5_Review_of_PPP.pdf [pdf] 74KB

Appendix_6_Annex_1.pdf [pdf] 184KB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Topic_Paper.pdf [pdf] 464KB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Topic_Paper_Site_Appraisal_Photos.pdf [pdf] 4MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Topic_Paper_Site_Context_Photographs.pdf [pdf] 5MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Fig_1_Site_Context_Plan.pdf [pdf] 5MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Fig_2_Topographical_Features.pdf [pdf] 4MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Fig_3_Landscape_Character.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Fig_4_Site_Appraisal.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Appendix_7_LVIA_Fig_5_Constraints_Plan.pdf [pdf] 5MB

Appendix_7_Topic_Papers__excluding_LVIA_.pdf [pdf] 10MB

Appendix_8_Neighbourhood_Plan_Synopsis.pdf [pdf] 236KB

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), 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 Libraries.

Reg. 16 - Publicising a plan proposal

Consultation Dates: 21st June 2017 - 4th August 2017 at 5pm

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.

Technical error 28th June 2017

Please note that we are experiencing a technical error on the Consultation Statement and the Round up and response to comments (in the evidence base document).  Some users have reported that pages 6 and 7 are blank but this is a technical error and we are working with the Parish Council to rectify this immediately. You may have more success viewing the document in a web browser than in Acrobat Reader. You can also see the contents of that page, which is a table, in this Excel spreadsheet [xlsx] 514KB or this PDF file [pdf] 173KB. We have extend the consultation period by 2 days, which is commensurate with the time taken to correct this issue.

Ford Submission Neighbourhood Plan.pdf [pdf] 3MB

FORD Basic Conditions Statement v4.pdf [pdf] 174KB

Ford NP Consultation Statement.pdf [pdf] 288KB

23885 Ford SEA _ 26 May 2017.pdf [pdf] 25MB

Ford NP Evidence .pdf [pdf] 94KB

Reg. 17 - Submission of a plan proposal to examination

Examination to commence week of 4th September and the default position for NDP examination is through written representation and not examination in public.  

The submission documents including the representations received were sent to the Examiner and the Parish Council by 21st September.

Please see a summary of the representations received and the ADC Reg. 16 representation

ADC reg.16 rep on FORD plan proposal submission.pdf [pdf] 540KB

Ford Reg.16 Rep Summary.pdf [pdf] 861KB

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

Please note that the Examiner’s Report is expected late September, should it be examined through written representation.  The timetable is based on an assumption of a written representation as the default position but this will ultimately be decided by the Examiner based on the scale and nature of any representations or other issues which may become clearer upon examination.  Should there be a public hearing then a notification will be published.

Update 18th September 2017

Arun District Council has received an initial note from the Examiner for suspension of the Ford NDP examination.

It concludes that, rather than pressing ahead with a hearing in the next few weeks, which would have examined many of the same issues as the Inspector at the Local Plan Inquiry, over a similar timeframe, I should suspend my examination of the Ford Neighbourhood Plan until the Inspectors report on the Arun Local Plan has been issued.

initial comments- suspension of examaination.pdf [pdf] 57KB

Response to initial comments by Ford Parish Council

Response to questions posed by the Examiner September 2017.pdf [pdf] 94KB

FNP-01 - Ford Neighbourhood Plan Proposed Built Up Area Boundary-(1-5000....pdf [pdf] 767KB

UPDATE: 10th August 2018

The Examiner’s report has been received for the Ford NDP: Ford Reg 18 Examiner Report.pdf [pdf] 545KB

Reg.  19 -  Decision on a plan proposal

Ford Reg 19 Decision statement.pdf [pdf] 564KB

Ford NPR Information for voters 2018[pdf] 564KB

Ford NP Post examination version September 2018.pdf [pdf] 505KB

Ford NPR Information Statement 2018[pdf] 471KB

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

Plan ‘made’ on 9th January 2019

Ford Reg.20 - publicising the plan[pdf] 313KB

Ford NP Post examination version September 2018.pdf [pdf] 505KB


Referendum held on 8th November 2018

Ford NPR Declaration of result of poll 2018[pdf] 106KB

More information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums page