Latest news The neighbourhood plan summer newsletter is now out and being delivered by street reps. It is also available at Ditchling post office or you can download it here

The spring consultation on the draft plan is to be extended to give more details on possible housing sites and green space protection. Watch this space for the start of the next consultation phase, coming soon.

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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.

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2016 - Click here to see the plan

The Landscape Report 2016 - 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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Email - beaconvillages@aol.com
Compiled August 2016