Shipley neighbourhood planning

The Shipley Neighbourhood Plan was formally made at Full Council on 23 June 2021.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum was held for Shipley's Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 6 May 2021.

View the referendum results on our Election results page.

Please click on the links below to read documents associated with the Referendum:

Covid-19 measures

With COVID-19, Horsham District Council has reviewed its protocols regarding referendums. In order to progress safely we have made a decision that if you are not able to view the relevant documents online, hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents will be viewed by appointment only at Parish Council offices and at the District Council offices. Details of the location for these are given in the Information Statement above.

Shipley Neighbourhood Plan

Shipley Neighbourhood Plan (August 2020)

Decision Statement

Shipley Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement 4 August 2020

Examiner's Report

The  examination has concluded with the Examiner recommending the plan proceed to referendum subject to modifications. A decision statement will be published in due course.

Examiner's Report (18 June 2020)

Examination of the Shipley Neighbourhood Plan

John Slater has been appointed as the independent examiner for Shipley Neighbourhood Development Plan. The examiner underwent independent site visits on the 5 June 2020. Having review the representations submitted at Regulation 16, the examiner has concluded there is no requirement for a hearing session.

Representations Submitted at Regulation 16.

Ref 1: Natural England

Ref 2: Sport England

Ref 3: Southern Water

Ref 4: Resident

Ref 5: Resident

Ref 6: Batcheller Monkhouse (Part I)

Ref 6: Batcheller Monkhouse (Part II)

Ref 7: Highways England

Ref 8: WSCC

Ref 9 Historic England

Ref 10: Nuthurst Parish Council

Ref 11: Environment Agency

Ref 12: HDC

Regulation 16

The consultation ran from Monday 9 March 2020 for 9 weeks until midnight on Monday 11 May 2020. The consultation has now concluded.

Key Documents for Consultation.

Shipley Neighbourhood Plan (Submission) 2019 – 31

Shipley Parish Basic Conditions Statement (Dec 2019)

Shipley Parish Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Statement (Dec 2019)

Shipley Parish Design Statement (2013)

Comment Form (Word)

Please click on the link below to view the Consultation Documents.

Regulation 14

Shipley Parish Neighbourhood Plan was put out for consultation in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Plan Regulations (as amended) between 2 September and 21 October 2019, this consultation was extended by a week due to an administrative error. This consultation has now concluded.

Read the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Proposed area revision

A further revision to the Neighbourhood Plan Area was approved by Horsham District Council on the 6 August 2019.

Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation Report: 6 August 2019

A proposal to revise the Shipley Neighbourhood Plan area was put out to consultation from March 5 to April 29 2016.

Revision documents

Original area designation

The Shipley Neighbourhood Plan Area was approved on 17 June 2014.

Designation documents


Under Regulation 5 and 6, the Shipley area application was put out for consultation from April 3 to May 15 2014.

Application documents