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Report 113-18 being considered by Council on 18-Oct-18

Second Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan DRAFT

Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal DRAFT

AECOM Design Guide DRAFT

Local Green Spaces Policy DRAFT

Site Assessments (see table below)


The Neighbourhood Plan for Seaford has been under way since January 2016, being lead by the voluntary Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Action in Rural Sussex, with the support of the Town Council.

Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?

Lewes District Council has given Seaford a housing target to find a minimum of 185 dwellings by 2030. With a Plan, Seaford residents are able to choose: where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built; say what new buildings should look like; and what infrastructure should be provided. Without a Plan, Seaford does not achieve such a strong influence, and receives less funding.

The Neighbourhood Planning team make proposals based on evidence collected from surveys, questionnaires, meetings etc. The process for developing the plan involves consulting residents and the authorities at all stages. The final proposed Plan then goes before an independent examiner, who checks that the Plan meets the right standards, and then to a  local referendum where the residents of Seaford decide whether or not the Plan should be adopted.

What has been done so far?

The Steering Group is a volunteer group made up of local residents and some Town Councillors. There were four Focus Groups that supported the Steering Group, namely: Housing & Development, Environment & Countryside, Local Economy & Facilities, and Transport & Travel.

The vision is that by 2030 Seaford will:

     1. Retain:
         - sense of community
         - character areas
         - unspoilt seafront, spectacular views and open spaces
     2. Make Greater Use Of:
         - seafront, heritage and National Park
     3. Improve:
         - transport infrastructure
         - economic base with its diverse mix of independent shops and businesses
     4. Ensure:
         - sympathetic development of homes

Next Steps

In late 2017 a public consultation was held on the draft plan. Over 200 comments were received, which the Steering Group has had to go through in detail. Some technical issues emerged regarding the Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment and, as a result, a specialist consultancy was approached to review the documents in depth. The Group have been redrafting the key documents, as above, to ensure they meeting the Planning Inspector’s expectations.

The key documents above are presented to Council on 18 October 2018. The revised Plan is proposing an additional site for housing developement and a further site for designation as a Local Green Space.  The Town Council therefore, in October/December 2018, plans to consult again with the public on the Plan and associated documents. Following this consultation the Plan will be submitted to Lewes District Council for a further public consultation and then finally to an Independent Inspector for scrutiny ahead of a public referendum.


The Town Council offers its sincerst thanks to all those involved in getting the draft Neighbourhood Plan to this stage (largely due to the work of the dedicated volunteers of the Steering and Focus Groups, under the guindance of Action in Rural Sussex) and thanks all those in advance who take the time to provide valuable feedback on the draft Plan - please get involved and help decide the future of our town!

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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