Lyminster and Crossbush 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] 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: 12 November 2018 to 24 December 2018

Lyminster and Crossbush application form and map [pdf] 3MB

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

Decision published on 15 March 2019


Lyminster Neighbourhood Area designation decision notice [pdf] 415KB

Reg. 14 - Pre-submission consultation and publicity

Consultation Dates: 27 September to 19 November 2021 



Consultation documents

1. Regulation 14 Plan [pdf] 7MB

2. Habitat Regulations Assessment [pdf] 1MB

3.Strategic Environmental Assessment_v1.0_130821 [pdf] 5MB

4. Basic Conditions 2020 [pdf] 404KB

5. Consultation Statement as at Sept 2021 [pdf] 182KB

To view the site assessment process follow this link - Site Assessment

To view the Evidence Base follow this link - Evidence Base

ADC Reg.14 Comments

ADC reg.14 rep on Lyminster and Crossbush pre submission November 2021.pdf [pdf] 327KB

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 documents can be viewed online and at: Bognor Regis Town Hall, Arun Civic Centre and Littlehampton Library.

Reg. 16 - Publicising a plan proposal

Consultation Dates: 2h May to 1 July 2022 at 5pm

Comments on the documents can be made by email to, online on the portal or by post to Planning Policy & Conservation, Arun Civic Centre.

If replying by post you are encouraged to use this comment form:  Reg.16-and-23-comment-form-plan-proposal-submission-2021 [pdf] 136KB

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.


Supporting Documentation

Basic Conditions 2022 [pdf] 713KB

Consultation Statement 2022 [pdf] 711KB

Lyminster and Crossbush HRA for issue [pdf] 3MB

Lyminster and Crossbush NDP SEA Submission ER_v1.0_180322  [pdf] 5MB

Lyminster Crossbush Reg 15 Submission Plan [pdf] 5MB

Lyminster-and-Crossbush-application-form-and-map [pdf] 3MB

Public Evidence Base

1. Aerial view showing land patterns [pdf] 4MB

2. Flood Risk Zones 2 and 3. [pdf] 317KB

3. Priority Habitats.[pdf] 946KB

4. Traditional Orchards [pdf] 612KB

5. Ancient Woodland [pdf] 323KB

6. Tree Preservation Orders [pdf] 834KB

7. Extract from ADC Local Plan showing the BOA  [pdf] 293KB

8. Extract from ADC Local Plan showing Gap Between Settlements [pdf] 308KB

9. Listed Buildings  [pdf] 290KB

10. Ancient Monument [pdf] 204KB

11. Lyminster-Conservation-Area-Map [pdf] 2MB

12. Locally Listed Heritage Assets.png. [pdf] 744KB

13. South Downs National Park [pdf] 872KB

14. Public Rights of Way [pdf] 616KB

15. LYCB Draft Site Assessment Report [pdf] 3MB

16. Housing Sites Report Update [pdf] 422KB


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.

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

Please see a summary of the representations received and the ADC Reg. 16 representation.  All the original representation documents will be sent direct to the Examiner and only this summary published which is not verbatim.

ADC reg.16 representations on Lyminster plan proposal submission [pdf] 284KB

Summary of reg. 16 representations on Lyminster and Crossbush plan [pdf] 369KB

Examiner's Note 1

Issued 19 July 2022

Lyminster and Crossbush Neighbourhood Plan 2022 Examiner's Note 1 [pdf] 116KB

Note 1 Response

Issued 22nd July 2022

Response to Examiner's Note 1 Lyminster and Crossbush [pdf] 61KB

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

Lyminster and Crossbush NP - Examiner's Report - 01082022.[pdf] 186KB

Reg. 19 - Decision on a plan proposal

Lyminster and Crossbush Post Examination Plan[pdf] 4MB

Decision statement- Lyminster and Crossbush.[pdf] 262KB

Lyminster and Crossbush NPR Information Statement 2022[pdf] 543KB

Lyminster and Crossbush NPR Information for voters 2022[pdf] 592KB

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

Plan made on 9 November 2022

Reg.20 Lyminster and Crossbush publicising the plan.pdf[pdf] 251KB

Lyminster and Crossbush Post Examination Plan [pdf] 4MB


Referendum held 11 October 2022

More information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums page

Lyminster and Crossbush NPR Declaration of result of poll 2022[pdf] 214KB