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Latest news On Thursday the 19 of April 2018 the voters of Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston were asked the question

" Do you want the South Downs National Park Authority and Lewes District Council, to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ditchling Street and Westmeston parishes, to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area? "

The result was as follows on a 34% turn out :-
There were 386 Ditchling votes, 32 Wivelsfield votes, 50 Westmeston votes and 281 postal votes
Of these

693 voted Yes
55 voted No
I vote was rejected

The Neighbourhood plan requires a simple majority, which means that it has now been accepted

Download the Draft Plan here

Download the Supporting Documentation

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To preserve and enhance the built, natural and historical environment of both the local area and the distinctive character of the Beacon Villages, whilst allowing for sustainable economic and social growth and development
Welcome to the Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Neighbourhood Plan website.

The three parishes have joined together to create one neighbourhood plan for the community. This is an important opportunity to have a say in how the area will develop, and be protected, in the future.

A neighbourhood plan is a community-led plan for shaping the development and conservation of the area. It may cover a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on only one or two issues only. It can include allocation of sites for specific developments (housing or commercial) and proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities.

The plan will help guide decisions about housing and development in this area. And it will help answer questions like: does it matter what new buildings look like? Or where they are? Would the community prefer certain types of new homes over others? It is important to protect open spaces?

The plan will be drawn up by residents working with parish councillors, and we want EVERYONE to have their say.

Housing and local green spaces consultation document Dec 2016 - Click here

The Neighbourhood Plan 2018 -
Click here to see the plan

Statement of local landscape character 2017 - Click here to see the landscape report

Analysis of Responses June 2016 - Click here to see the Analysis of responses

Neighbourhood Plan Survey 2014 - What did residents say? Click here to see the results

Review & analysis of responses to pre-submission draft Click here to see the results

Neighbourhood Plan newsletter August 2016 Click here

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Compiled April 2018