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The Seaford Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents were issued for comment in November /December 2017. The proposals were strongly supported by the vast majority of the public and statutory consultees (such as the South Downs National Park Authority and Lewes District Council’s Planners). However, there was some criticism of the Sustainability Review. Comments from the public on the Plan, as well as from statutory consultees, have been taken into account in drafting the revised Plan. A specialist consultant has been employed to revise the Sustainability Appraisal on behalf of the Seaford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

The most important changes to the Plan are:

     1. The addition of Florence House to the list of sites proposed for housing development. (Policy SEA 15) due largely to a recent judicial review which resulted in the classification of the site being altered from Greenfield to Brownfield.
     2. Now that the Downs Leisure Centre/medical development has been announced, we have taken the opportunity to include in our numbers (in Policy SEA 15) the 8 homes planned for the site.
     3. Following further work, the Grand Avenue sites are being put forward for designation as a Local Green Space. This gives a total of 12 Local Green Spaces identified in the Revised Report of the Environment and Countryside Focus Group (see above web page).
     4. The contribution of new homes in the Dane Valley project has been revised down to show the positive response of all but two of the land owners to the project.

Eleven sites for a total of 218 homes (against a target of 185 homes) are identified in the Plan. The November 2017 Plan identified sites for 229 homes.

Other changes to the plan include: clarification of the policy on recreational space (paragraph 6.31); strengthening the case for improved health services (paragraph 6.37); inclusion of a policy on local business space (paragraph 6.42); strengthening the wording on affordable housing and Community Land Trusts (paragraph 6.57/6.57A).

Key Consultation Documents

     1. Second Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan - This document has the same structure and main content as the original Plan that was put out for public consultation in November 2017.

     2. Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal - This is an important technical document as Government Policy requires housing development to be sustainable. A specialist consultant has been employed to develop a more numeric approach to assess the extent to which each potential site for housing achieves the Sustainability Objectives. The review of the Sustainability Appraisal did not change the appropriateness of each of the previously selected nine housing sites, nor did it make eligible those that had been previously rejected. The 11 sites now identified for housing development are sustainable.

     3. AECOM Design Guide - This document identifies best practice for design of homes in Seaford and should be taken into account in proposals for development.  

     4. Local Green Spaces Policy

     5. Site Assessments (see below)

Responding to the Consultation

Comments on the consultation must be submitted either:

A. Online through Survey Monkey at or,

B. By completing a Consultation Response Form and ideally returning this by email or failing that, in hard copy to the Town Council offices

PLEASE NOTE; your name and address must be completed - anonymous forms cannot be accepted. If hand written, forms must be legible to enable the Neighbourhood Plan Team to accurately capture comments.

Site Assessments

The following 74 site assessment sheets form background papers to the above draft Sustainability Appraisal.

NP1 - High & Over NP2 - Newhaven Road NP3 - North of Rookery Hill NP4 - 76 Rookery Way NP5 - Seaford Head Nature Reserve & South Hill Barn
SC1 - 48 Brooklyn Road SC2 - 48a-c Brooklyn Road SC3 - Units 1 -4 Clanlu Ind. Estate, Brooklyn Road SC4 - Blatchington Road Ind. Estates SC5 - Gasworks Site, Blatchington Road
SC6 - Land adj. to Pumping Station, Brooklyn Road SC7 - Yard between 64-66 Brooklyn Road SC8 - Old Dairy, Blatchington Road SC9 - The Trek, Blatchington Road SC10 - Avondale War Memorial
SC11 - Blatchington Pond SC12 - 46 Brooklyn Road SC13 - Brooklyn Hyundai SC14 - East Albany Road SC15 - Firle Close
SC16 - Holmes Lodge SC17 - Kemps Garage, Steyne Road SC18 - Land Adj. to Sunken Gardens SC19 - The Covers SC20 - Martello Fields
SC21 - Station Approach, Dane Road SC22 - Sunken Gardens SC23 - The Salts SC24 - Foster Close SC25 - Royal British Legion Club
SC26 - Jermyn Ford SE1 - Chyngton Way Roundabout SE2 - North of South Hill Barn SE3 - Newlands School SN1 - North East of Firle Road
SN2 - The Ridings SN3 - Normansal Field SN4 - Chalvington Field SN5 - Homefield Place SN6 - Land Off Alfriston Road
SN7 - Land East of Barn Close SN8 - Land Adj. to 2 The Holt SN9 - Land Adj, to 130 Firle Road SS1 - 6th Hole Seaford Head Golf Course SS2 - Sutton Drove Allotments
SS3 - Southdown Road Corner SS4 - Downs Leisure Center SS5 - East Street Car ParK SS6 - Florence House SS7 - Land Adj. to Florence House
SS8 - The Boundary SS9 - Mardon's Garage SS10 - Martello Fields East SS11 - Martello Fields Middle SS12 - Seaford Head Golf Course
SS13 - Seven Sisters Pub SS14 - Croft Lane Car Park SS15 - The Crouch SS16 - Timber Requirements Ltd SS17 - The Constitutional Club
SW1 - The Brickfield SW2 - Buckle Car Park SW3 - Buckle Car Park SW4 - Land Between Clementine Avenue & Princess Drive SW5 - Grand Avenue Field 4825
SW6 - Grand Avenue Field 7148 SW7 - Grand Avenue Field 9264 SW8 - Crown Hill SW9 - Land Off Firle Road SW10 - Mardon 
SW11 - Princess Drive Land SW12 - Surrey Road SW13 - Windy Gap SW14 - Newlands, Bishopstone  



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