Neighbourhood Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Plan

It gives communities important new rights around local planning.

Written by the local community - people who know and love the area, can decide on the type of development they want in the places they want it.

Preserve local green spaces and heritage

A Neighbourhood plan is a legal planning document, which must be used by councils when they decide on local planning applications.


The Parish council has finally now resolved that it supports the development of a neighbourhood plan for Southwick, although little has actually happened. Time is of the essence here. We need to get this in place fast!

If you feel Southwick would benefit from a Neighbourhood Plan, please email :

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