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SEPTEMBER 2018 UPDATE

Further to the public consultation in late 2017 on the draft Neighbourhood Plan documents, the Seaford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group met on Tuesday 21st August 2018 in the Council Chambers at 37 Church Street, in a public meeting.

The Neighbourhood Planning Team have now completed their further work on whether it would be appropriate for the Grand Avenue sites to be designated as a Local Green Space, as requested by the public in the consultation exercise conducted last December. The Steering Group were asked to make a decision on this at the meeting.  The Steering Group also considered a revised Sustainability Appraisal prepared by consultants.  As both these matters included discussions of specific sites, the public were not able to be present for this part of the meeting although the overall approach to progressing the plan was covered with the public present and there was an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

Meeting Agenda

The draft meeting minutes will be released shortly.

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Update From the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group April 2018:

'The Neigbourhood Plan Steering Group has received over 200 comments, largely favourable, on the Draft Plan and Sustainability Appraisal. We appreciate the time and effort of all those who attended our consultation meetings as well as those completing questionnaires.

Some technical issues have emerged regarding the Sustainability Appraiasal/ Strategic Environmental Assessment and, as a result, Specialist Consultancy support has been sought. A report to the Steering Group is due shortly.

The role of the Steering Group has now changed as we prepare for the next stage of developing the Plan (which will be seeking the agreement of the Town Council to the Plan being sent to Lewes District Council for a further Public Consultation before going to a professional Planning Inspector for scrutiny).

The Town Council agreed at its meeting on 8th March 2018 that the Steering Group should be restructured by replacing the present format (of local volunteers with Councillor representation) with a Steering comprised of three Councillors and one local volunteer continuing as Chairman. Other former members of the Steering Group will be consulted informally, as required, for advice on areas they have been particularly involved with.

It is not yet possible to set a date for the next Steering Group meeting as this is dependent on the nature and timing of advice from Consultants. When the date is known it will be published on our website along with an agenda.'

www.Seafordnp.uk Email: steering.group@seafordnp.uk

The Council offers its sincerest 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 guidance of Action in Rural Sussex) and thanks all those in advance who take the time to provide valuable feedback on the draft Plan and complete a response form - get involved, help decide the future of our town!

 

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