Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Consultation

**This Consultation is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who contributed**


 This Amended Version of the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Hassocks Parish Council and co-opted members of the community. It replaces the 2016 Consultation Neighbourhood Plan which has been formally withdrawn at the request of Mid Sussex District Council because the previous Plan did not provide enough housing to meet the requirement of the District Plan which was formally adopted by the District Council in March 2018.

This new Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for our Parish from 2014 until 2031. This is the period of the District Plan.

The aims of the Plan are to:

  • Provide a framework for future development in the Parish,
  • Protect and enhance existing open spaces,
  • Harness development value to improve infrastructure, and
  • Encourage high quality design and sustainable development.

This Amended Plan takes full account of the higher housing requirement for Hassocks set out in the District Plan. The Strategic Site for 500 new homes on the Land North of Clayton Mills is included in the Plan. The inclusion of this site, together with the other sites which already have planning permission, such as Saxon Mills and the Hassocks Golf Club, ensures that the Parish can fully meet the District Plan Housing Requirement for Hassocks.

There is no need to allocate anymore land for residential development in the Plan Period.

The Public Consultation on the Plan is now underway and is open for another month until the 18th of February. Please take the time to have a look at it. Your views are very important to us.

Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Pre-Submission January 2019

Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Pre-submission Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment) January 2019

Background Paper: Housing. Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan November 2018

Revised Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan – Review of Policy 1: Burgess Hill Gap and Policy 2: Ditchling Gap and Hurstpierpoint Gap. October 2018

Revised Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan – Local Green Space Policy Review October 2018

Hard copies of all documents are available for inspection at the Parish Centre.

Comments should be received no later than Monday 18th February 2019.

The consultation is open for a statutory period of 6 weeks until 18th February 2019 after which all comments will be reviewed and where appropriate will be used to inform the next stage of the Plan.

Please send your comments by email to hassocksnp@hassockspc.net or by mail to the Clerk to the Council, Parish Centre, Adastra Park, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH.

Hassocks Parish Council has formally withdrawn the Submission (Regulation 16) Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan dated June 2016 as set out in the letter below dated 4th January 2019.