Submission Plan/Associated Documents Submission Plan Sustainable Appraisal Sustainable Appraisal Non-Technical Summary Consultation Statement 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 2016 to 2017


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