Submission Plan/Associated Documents

Neighbourhood Plan Public Examination 2018Consultation Statement Submission Plan Sustainable Appraisal Sustainable Appraisal Non-Technical Summary Basic Conditions Report Design Guide Green Spaces Report

Draft PlanExtract of Draft Policies Pre Submission Plan

Sustainable Appraisal Document

Supporting DocumentsSurvey report 2016 Scoping Report Green Spaces Report Design Principles Building Development

Resident Consultation BridlewaysCycling and Walking Footpaths Extend WICraft Club Luncheon Club Herstmonceux School Youth GroupCubs Scouts Guides

Business Business Workshop Business Association Constitution

Steering GroupRegister of Members Interests Steering Group Members


Neighbourhood Plan 2018

Herstmonceux Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Thursday 3 May 2018

Notice of referendum

HPNP Draft Plan

HPNP Information Statement

HPNP Summary of Representations


Public Examination of the Plan

HPNP Examin initial comments JS 5.01.18

Photographs of sites:

Policy 3 - site 1 Collins Garage

Policy 3 - site 10 Flowers Green Plants

Policy 3 - site 11 Perfect Plants

Policy 3 - site 12 Henners Vineyard

Policy 3 - site 13 Brick Farm Lakes

Policy 3 - site 14 Furnace Brook Fishery Lakes

Policy 3 - site 15 Business Units Penlands Farm

Policy 3 - site 16 Business Units at Sackville Farm

Policy 3 - site 17 and site 18 Herstmonceux Castle and Herstmonceux Science Centre

Policy 3 - site 3 Lime Cross Nursery and cafe BN27 4RS

Policy 3 - site 6 Simon Turner

Policy 3 - site 7 Curtis and Shaw

Policy 3 - site 8 Maytime Engineering

Policy 3 - site 9 The Truggery

Policy 3 -site 2 Robins BN27 4QG

Policy 3 -sites 4 and 5 Health Centre aand Pharmacy

Additional comments from Examiner, Parish Council response and attachments

Additional comments from the Examiner and Parish Council response

Lime Cross 20 metres letter Gleeson

Lime Cross 20 metres map

Lime Cross Rec Layout 23.01.18 JS

WD-2015-0090-MAO S106 Lime Cross

WD-2015-0090-MAO_Plans_22387 M03H Illustrative Layout 20 metres and Green Space

WD-2015-0136-MAO Section 106 Lime Roughs

WD-2015-0186-MAJ_ Block Plan Lime Cross Sports

WD-2017-1174-MRM Site Plan JS Open Space 23.01.18

16.01.18 Letter to John Slater.docx

WDC response to initial comments of J. Slater 16.01.18

Neighbourhood Plan Public Examination 2018

Appendix A Examiners Final Report_28.02.18

HPNP Reg 18 Decision Statement 28.02.18

HPNP Schedule of Modifications 27.02.18

Portfolio Holder Report HPNP Exam and Referendum 20.02.18

Neighbourhood Plan 2016 to 2017

Wealden District Council Consultation

The WDC consultation for the Herstmonceux Parish Neighbourhood Plan is now live on the Wealden District Council website:

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Herstmonceux Parish Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 25 September 2017 – 6 November 2017

Herstmonceux Parish Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Development Plan to Wealden District Council. This plan is now subject to a six week public consultation the plan is progressed to independent examination.
The Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documentation is available to view on the following website:

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Hard copies of the documentation are available to view at the following locations:

Wealden District Council, Council Offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX (Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5pm, Wed 9am to 5pm)
Herstmonceux Parish Council Office, 4 The Old Forge, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LG (by arrangement)
Herstmonceux Village Information Centre 2/3 The Old Forge, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LG. (Monday - Friday 10am to 12.30pm, Sat 10am to 12 midday)
Herstmonceux Village Hall, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux Hailsham, BN27 4JX (available in the foyer during open sessions)

The documents submitted by Herstmonceux Parish Council include:
The Neighbourhood Plan
Green Spaces Report
Design Guide
Sustainability Appraisal
Consultation Statement
A Basic Conditions Statement

Making a representation
In making comments you may comment on any of the information submitted by the parish council. You should consider whether the plan meets the Basic Conditions Statement. Your representation should cover succinctly all the information, evidence and supporting information necessary to support/ justify the representation and any suggested change.

The consultation is open between 25th September 2017 and 5pm on 6th November 2017.

All responses should be returned to:
• Post: Neighbourhood Planning, The Planning Policy Team, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX
• Email:
Should you have any queries relating to the consultation or submitting your representation please contact the Parish Council or contact the Planning Policy Team on (01892 602008) or email

If you, or somebody you know, would like this form in large print, braille, audio tape/CD or in another language please let us know.

Neighbourhood Plan update - April 2017

The Localism Act 2011 enables parish and town councils to create Neighbourhood Plans and Herstmonceux Parish Council has been preparing Neighbourhood Plan for Herstmonceux Parish. The Draft Pre-Submission Plan is available for consultation until Friday 19 May 2017.

  • The Plan has been prepared with fifteen policies aimed at managing change and growth in the parish in a positive way so that the character of and the quality of life in the parish is maintained and improved.

    The Plan aims to: -

    • Meet local needs in keeping with the size of the Parish
    • Complement and enhance our environment, both in its nature and history
    • Protect the high quality rural landscape
    • Contribute to the social fabric and wellbeing of the parishioners
    • Promote employment in the Parish
    • Promote and retain retail facilities
    • Regulate future type and style of housing developments
    • Provide an ongoing framework for all of the residents to contribute to the sustainable development of our community

    Following the consultation, the Plan will be examined by an Independent Examiner and if approved, will be submitted for a Parish Referendum.

    Once adopted, Herstmonceux Parish Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the National Policy Planning Framework and the Wealden District Council Local Plan when planning applications in Herstmonceux Parish are considered.

    Copies of the plan can be viewed at:

    • Hailsham Library
    • Herstmonceux Village Information Centre
    • Herstmonceux Village Hall
    • the Parish Clerk - 01323 833312 or
    • Open evenings at the Village Information Centre from 5.30pm–7.30pm on Thursday 27 April 2017 and Thursday 11 May 2017


    Comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan should be sent to:

    Mrs J McInnes, Clerk to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Herstmonceux Parish Office, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4LG or email to

  • Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Members 2016

    Councillor Stephen Nash – Chairman
    Councillor Jenny Alder
    Councillor Jo Angear
    Councillor Angela Ashley
    Councillor Malcolm Bradshaw
    Councillor Heather Kenward
    Councillor Ian Stewart