Neighbourhood Plan

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area.

A full history of all stages of the Lavant Neighbourhood Plan and its related documents can be found on the South Downs National Park, Neighbourhood Development Plans, website pages. Click here for direct access to the Lavant plan page.

The Lavant Neighbourhood Development Plan was made in August 2017.

A copy of the made Plan may be found here.

Lavant Neighbourhood Development Plan

The supporting documents may be found here:


Consultation Statement & Appendices (March 2016), Steering Group

- Volume I

- Volume II

- Appendix 1-3

- Appendix 4-6

- Appendix 7

- Appendix 8-9

- Appendix 10

- Appendix 11

- Appendix 12

- Appendix 13-14

- Appendix 15

- Appendix 16-17

- Appendix 17 f-g


Community Matters (March 2016), Steering Group

Assessment of Potential Development Sites (February 2016), Steering Group

Historical Flooding in Lavant (March 2016), Steering Group

Settlement Boundary Review (February 2016), Steering Group

A review of open spaces in and around Lavant (February 2016), Steering Group

A review of heritage assets in Lavant (February 2016), Steering Group

Rural Housing Needs Survey Report (June 2014), Chichester District Council

Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (March 2016), Enplan

Desktop Biodiversity Report Record Centre Report regarding land at Lavant Watershed BOA 02/06/2015 Lavant Parish Council ESD/15/392

Upper Lavant Valley Flood Risk Management Study, West Sussex County Council - January 2015