Walberton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Examination of the Walberton Neighbourhood Plan






Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 9 of schedule 4B to the Town and County Planning Act 1990, as inserted by schedule 10 of the Localism Act 2011, IT IS ORDERED AND DIRECTED that a hearing be held in order to consider oral representations from interested parties to assist the Examiner in his Examination of the issues in the case. 


1.After the conclusion of the Consultation carried out by Walberton Parish Council between 18 August 2015 and 29 September 2015 pursuant to Regulation 14 of the 2012 Regulations, and after the publication of the submission of the Walberton Neighbourhood Development Plan between 21 October 2015 and 2 December 2015, and after the Examination Document Library had been submitted to the Examiner, such submission date being by 4 December 2015, Walberton Parish Council made further representations to the Examiner by emails dated 10 December 2015 and 16 December 2015.  Such emails appeared to raise fresh material in so far as the position of the Walberton Parish Council is concerned.

2.The Examiner is required to hold a public hearing where it is considered that oral representations are needed to ensure an adequate examination of an issue or issues, or to ensure people get a fair chance to put their case. 

3.The Examiner considers that in the circumstances it is appropriate to hold an oral hearing so that all the issues in the Examination can be fully and properly considered.

Further Directions as to the conduct of the public hearing will be issued in due course

Edward F Cousins

     The Examiner appointed by Arun District Council to conduct the Examination

Dated: 18 December 2015


The examination of the Walberton Neighbourhood Plan will be conducted via a public hearing which will be held on 16th March 2016 at the Walberton Pavilion at 10.00am. 

The following documents have specifically been submitted for the hearing procedure: 

Walberton further directions and hearing procedure note.pdf [pdf] 43KB (published 4 February 2016)

Reps to be examined at the hearing:

Rep from Dandara.pdf [pdf] 326KB (published 11 February 2016)

Rep from Dandara map.pdf [pdf] 125KB (published 11 February 2016)

Appx 2 - NVC Grassland Survey 2015 Dandara.pdf [pdf] 2MB (published 11 February 2016)

Peter Brown rep.pdf [pdf] 80KB (published 11 February 2016)

Rep from Edmund Cuss.pdf [pdf] 573KB (published 11 February 2016)

Daniel Watney LLp rep.pdf [pdf] 166KB (published 11 February 2016)

Evidence submitted to Arun District Council for Examiner 24 February 2016

Walberton Statement Email.pdf [pdf] 96KB (published 3 March 2016)

Walberton Index of Key Documents.pdf [pdf] 827KB(published 3 March 2016)

Walberton List of Issues.pdf [pdf] 307KB (published 3 March 2016)

Walberton Steering Group, Mr Brown and Mr Camerer Cuss Statement of Argument.pdf [pdf] 1MB(published 3 March 2016)

Notice of Evidence.pdf [pdf] 830KB(published 3 March 2016)

Walberton Notice of Evidence Pack.pdf [pdf] 5MB(published 3 March 2016)

Dandara Statement email.pdf [pdf] 64KB(published 3 March 2016)

Dandara Statement.pdf [pdf] 662KB(published 3 March 2016)

FPCR Grassland Survey 2015.pdf [pdf] 2MB(published 3 March 2016)

Fontwell Avenue Grassland email.pdf [pdf] 904KB(published 3 March 2016)

The Ancient Hay Meadows Email.pdf [pdf] 109KB(published 3 March 2016)

Daniel Watney LLP Statement email.pdf [pdf] 226KB(published 3 March 2016)

Daniel Watney LLP Hearing Statement.pdf [pdf] 279KB(published 3 March 2016)

ADC Walberton Plan Hearing Statement.pdf [pdf] 619KB(published 3 March 2016)

Evidence submitted to Arun District Council for Examiner 8 March 2016

Dandara Walberton Neighbourhood Development Plan Statement of Argument.pdf [pdf] 324KB (published 10 March 2016)

Daniel Watney WDNP Statement of Argument.pdf [pdf] 122KB(published 10 March 2016

Agenda for Public Hearing on 16 March 2016

Walberton NDP Agenda for Public Hearing on 16th March 2016.pdf [pdf] 24KB (published on 14 March 2016)

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: 30th August 2012 - 18th October 2012

Walberton - Application form and map.pdf [pdf] 410KB

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

Decision published 10th December 2012

Walberton - Designation Decision Notice.pdf [pdf] 558KB

Reg. 14 - Pre-submission consultation and publicity

Consultation Dates: 18th August 2015 - 29th September 2015

Walberton Neighbourhood Development Plan Pre Submission Edited 1.8.15.pdf [pdf] 3MB

The plan should be read in conjunction with the online evidence base.

Walberton 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: 21st October 2015 - 2nd December 2015 at 5pm

Comments on the documents can be made by email to ndpconsultation@arun.gov.uk, 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.

Walberton Neighbourhood Development Plan Reg 15 submission to Arun DC 12 Oct 2015.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Walberton N P Basic Conditions Statement to Arun DC 12 Oct 2015.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Walberton Consultation Statement to Arun DC 12 Oct 2015.pdf [pdf] 3MB

Walberton NDP Evidence Base List to Arun DC 13 Oct 2015.pdf [pdf] 136KB

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.

Walberton Reg. 16 representation.pdf [pdf] 425KB

ADC reg16 rep on Walberton plan proposal submission.pdf [pdf] 137KB

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

Walberton Reg.18 Examiner's Report.pdf [pdf] 241KB

Walberton Decision Statement.pdf [pdf] 205KB

Reg.  19 -  Decision on a plan proposal

Walberton Decision Statement rev B 20th dec.pdf [pdf] 292KB

Walberton NDP POST Exam 20 Dec 2016.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Please Note

For clarity the Decision Notice has been amended (Rev B) to explain why we are satisfied that the "Note" can lawfully be added as a post-examination modification in accordance with Schedule 4B, para. 12(6). The note has consequently been incorporated within the text of policy HP1 and 2 for clarity.

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

Plan made on 8 March 2017

Reg.20 pdf.pdf [pdf] 303KB

Reg.20 Walberton NDP POST Exam Mods.pdf [pdf] 2MB


Referendum held 1st February 2017

More information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums page


Walberton-NPR-Declaration-of-Result.pdf [pdf] 72KB