Lower Beeding neighbourhood planning

Lower Beeding Parish have produced a neighbourhood plan which have been subject to successful Examination but cannot proceed to Referendum because of the legal requirements in relation to Water Neutrality and the Habitat Regulations.

In order to support the hard work of local communities, Horsham District Council has prepared this Planning Advice Note. These Advice Notes highlight how the policies in the Neighbourhood Plans are considered to align with National Planning Policy. This Planning Advice Note draws together current adopted Local Plan policies, and up-to-date national policy guidance including relevant ministerial statements and the outcome of the Neighbourhood Planning Examiner’s report. It therefore forms a material consideration that will be taken into account by decision makers when determining planning applications.

When the strategic solution to Water Neutrality is implemented, the Council will proceed to take the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan to Referendum and upon a successful result the Council will ‘make’ the plan at full Council at the earliest opportunity.

Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan: submission document

Lower Beeding Planning Advice Note (June 2023)


Lower Beeding Decision Statement (23 September 2021)

Examiner's Report (1 July 2021)

Examiner's Clarification Note (26 April 2021)

Lower Beeding Parish Council  Response (26 May 2021)

Lower Beeding Parish Council  Response - Appendix 1 (26 May 2021)

Representations to the Regulation 16 consultation can be found below:

Ref 1 Natural England (redacted)

Ref 2 Sport England (redacted)

Ref 3 Individual (redacted)

Ref 4 Devine Homes (Part I) (redacted)

Ref 4 Devine Homes (Part II) (redacted)

Ref 5 HDC (redacted)

Ref 6 Southern Water (redacted)

Ref 7 Historic England ( redacted)

Ref 8 Surrey CC (Waste and Minerals) (redacted)

Ref 9 Individual (redacted)

Ref 10 Environment Agency (redacted)

Ref 11 Individual (redacted)

Ref 12 Individual (redacted)

Ref 13 Individual (redacted)

Ref 14 Individual (redacted)

Ref 15 Boakes Land Projects (redacted)

Ref 16 Millwood Designer Homes (Part I)

Reg 16 Millwood Designer Homes (Part II)

Ref 17 WSCC (redacted)

Ref 18 Individual (redacted)

Ref 19 WSP Planning (redacted)

Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan (Reg 16)

Lower Beeding Parish Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The submission draft Lower Beeding Neighbourhood plan is out to consultation in line with the Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The consultation is for 8 weeks from 5pm 17 December to midnight 11 February 2021. Please click on the link below for further details on how you can comment:


Area approval

The Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan Area was approved on 23 December 2015.

Approval documents


Under Regulation 5 and 6, the Lower Beeding area application was put out for consultation from November 17 to December 22 2015.

Application documents