by derekdeedman on 25 May, 2018
The County Council, as the minerals planning authority and the waste planning authority, is required to prepare mineral and waste local plans for the parts of West Sussex outside the South Downs National Park.
The current Scheme has been updated to cover the period 2018-2021.
The Joint Minerals Local Plan (JMLP) will replace the adopted West Sussex Minerals Local Plan (2003). The JMLP is scheduled for adoption in July 2018.
In addtion the County Council now has to commence a Single Issue Soft Sand Review of the JMLP. This single issue review will consider the strategy for soft sand in West Sussex, and will include strategic site allocations to meet any identified need. This review, once adopted, will replace specific sections of the Joint Minerals Local Plan.
Time period covered: from adoption to 2033.
Geographic coverage: West Sussex (including the area covered by the South Downs National Park (SDNPA).
Timetable (indicative and subject to agreement with the SDNPA)
Call for sites, evidence gathering, and undertaking relevant technical studies. July – December 2018
Informal public and stakeholder consultation (Reg. 18 stage) for period of eight weeks January – March 2019 Subject to Cabinet Member approval
It is clearly vital, this time, that Steyning Parish Council and the County Councillor for Bramber Castle become involved at this stage to ensure that Ham Farm is not included as a potential site!
Summarising representations/preparation of Proposed Submission Draft and Final Sustainability
Appraisal Report April – June 2019
Representations period (Reg. 19) on Proposed Submission and Final Sustainability
Appraisal Report for period of eight weeks July – August 2019 Subject to approval at Full Council
Summarising representations/preparation of Submission Plan and Final Sustainability
Appraisal Report August – September 2019
Submission of final document and Sustainability Appraisal Report to Secretary of State September 2019
Preparation for Public Examination Hearing October – November 2019
Pre-Meeting (as required) November 2019
Public Examination Hearing December 2019
Modifications Representations period (where necessary) for period of eight weeks February – April 2020 Subject to approval at Full Council
Receive Inspector’s Report It is assumed that no reconvened hearings would be necessary. The timetable will be amended accordingly if they are required. May – June 2020
Adoption July 2020 Subject to approval at Full CouncilLeave a comment