Yapton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2

Please note that Yapton currently has a made NDP but are reviewing this plan which has been identified as Yapton neighbourhood development plan 2 on this website.

The first plan and its documents can be found here Yapton Neighbourhood Development Plan | Arun District Council

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


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


Reg. 14 - Pre-submission consultation and publicity

Consultation Dates: 22 January 2021 to 19 March 2021

The full document and appendices can be found here Yapton Parish Council - Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2 (yaptonpc.gov.uk)

They include: 

Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2014 – 2029 (as agreed by Arun District Council on 5 November 2014)

YNP2 Modification Proposal_Reg14_- 18 Dec. v9

Modification Proposal Statement

Appendix 2A - Bilsham - Area of Character

Appendix 2B - Flansham - Area of Character

Appendix 5 Yapton Design Guide

Yapton PC - Reg 14 - consultation statement - January 14.1.21 (1) [pdf] 583KB

ADC reg.14 comments

ADC Reg 14 comments Yapton NDP 2021[pdf] 317KB

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:


Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to have any hard copy deposit points so the documents can only be viewed electronically.  This complies with the temporary suspensions in the Arun Statement of Community Involvement.

Reg. 16 - Publicising a plan proposal / Modification Proposal

Consultation Dates: 4 November 2021 until 6 January 2022 at 5pm

Comments on the documents can be made by email to ndpconsultation@arun.gov.uk, online portal https://arun-consult.objective.co.uk/kse  or by post to Planning Policy & Conservation, Arun Civic Centre at the address below. 

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.

Reg. 17 - Submission of a Plan Proposal / Modification to examination

The independent examination will commence on 1 July 2022.

Examination paused due to a challenge from Landlink Estates Ltd

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.

Summary of reg. 16 representations on Yapton plan [pdf] 328KB

ADC reg.16 representations on Yapton plan proposal submission.pdf[pdf] 382KB

Examiner's Note 1

Issued 4 July 2022

Yapton Neighbourhood Development Plan Review - Examiner's Note 1[pdf] 122KB


Examiner's Note 2 (Process note)

Issued 18 July 2022

Yapton Neighbourhood Development Plan Review - Process Note.pdf[pdf] 167KB


Examiner's clarification note - issued 28 July 2022 

Yapton Neighbourhood Development Plan Review - Clarification Note 28 July 2022[pdf] 178KB

Response to Examiner’s clarification note – responses issued 18 August 2022

ADC response to Yapton NDP clarification note August 2022 [pdf] 76KB

YPC response to Yapton NDP clarification note August 2022[pdf] 212KB

Examination paused due to challenge

Landlink Estates Ltd. requested a screening direction to the Secretary of State on 27 June 2022

National Case Unit 27 June 2022 [pdf] 330KB

Appendix 1 Landlink Estates Reg 14 Consultation Response Yapton NDP March 2021 copy [pdf] 1MB

Appendix 2 Landlink Estates Reg 16 Consultation Response YNP2 Dec 2021 copy [pdf] 342KB

Appendix 3 Yapton NDP2 Reg 16 SEA rescreening consultation redacted copy [pdf] 202KB

Appendix 4 Yapton NDP2 Formal rescreen determination letter copy.pdf [pdf] 219KB

Secretary of State decision 7 March 2023

Yapton NP2 Request for Screening Direction - SOS response [pdf] 70KB

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

Examiner’s report received 10 May 2023


Yapton neighbourhood development plan review - examiner's report [pdf] 363KB

Reg. 19 - Decision on a plan proposal

Decision statement- Yapton NDP 2011-2031 [pdf] 342KB

YNP2 - Post Examination Version June 2023 v3 [pdf] 8MB

YNP2 - Appendix 2A - Bilsham - AoC [pdf] 1MB

Appendix 2B - Flansham AoCf [pdf] 5MB

Appendix 5 Yapton Design Guide [pdf] 2MB

GI_v2 [pdf] 1MB

GI Inset 2 [pdf] 713KB

GI Inset 3 [pdf] 436KB

Inset 1 v2 [pdf] 732KB

Inset 2 [pdf] 255KB

Inset 3 [pdf] 463KB

Yapton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum information statement

Yapton Neighbourhood Referendum information for voters

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

Plan made on 8 November 2023

Publicising the Plan


Referendum held on

More information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums page

Declaration of result of poll