Neighbourhood Plan Committee



To: All Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee (Claire Tester, Bill Hatton, Ian Weir, Carolyn Barton and Kristian Berggreen) with copies to all other Councillors for information.

A meeting of the NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN COMMITEE will be held at the Parish Centre, Adastra Park, Hassocks on Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm.

Parish Clerk 17th January 2023



3. MINUTES to accept the minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee held on 15th December 2022 (previously circulated)


5. Proposed Changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – The attached paper (Appendix A) sets out a summary of the potential impact(s) of the changes to the NPPF in respect of Hassocks and the wider area. To view Appendix A please click here.

The government are currently undertaking a consultation on the proposed changes, therefore some suggested consultation responses are outlined in the attached paper for members to consider. The responses do not cover all of the questions within the consultation document but have focused on the elements that are more relevant to the parish council.

Members are requested to consider the attached paper and the drafted responses and determine whether they wish to submit the responses on behalf of Hassocks Parish Council.

6. Hassocks Priorities Statement – verbal update.

To include feedback on responses received and proposals for the public meeting scheduled in February.

7. Any other business

8. URGENT MATTERS at the discretion of the Chairman for noting and/or inclusion on a future agenda.

9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING. 9th March 2023

In view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted Councillors will be referred to the Confidential Agenda. If any members of the public or press are in attendance they will be requested to withdraw from the meeting in the public interest.

All members of the public are welcome to attend to attend meetings of the Parish Council and its Committees. Item 4 – a period of 15 minutes will be set aside for the public statements and questions relating to the published non-confidential business of the Meeting.
It may be necessary to consider particular items in confidential session and where this arises, these items will be considered at the end of the agenda.

FILMING, RECORDING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA During this meeting members of the public may film or record the Committee and officers from the public area only providing it does not disrupt the meeting. The Confidential section of the meeting may not be filmed or recorded. If a member of the public objects to being recorded, the person(s) filming must stop doing so until that member of the public has finished speaking. The use of social media is permitted but members of the public are requested to switch their mobile devices to silent for the duration of the meeting.