Neighbourhood Plan Review

Regulation 14 Consultation

Notification of Formal Consultation on the Revised Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

In accordance with Regulation 14 (and Schedule 1) of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (2012) as amended, the Draft Revised Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan has now been published. This Revised Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2037 is a update to the original Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2029 adopted by Chichester District Council on 19th July 2016.

The purpose of the Revised Plan is to set out the vision, objectives and policies for the growth of the Wisborough Green Parish over the period 2019 to 2037. Once adopted, the Plan will form part of the Chichester Development Plan and will be used in determining planning applications in the Parish.

CONSULTATION UPDATE: A local consultation on the Revised Neighbourhood Plan will take place from Tuesday 4th May closing on Wednesday 30th June 2021, extended from Friday 18th June 2021. (Deadline extended on 14th May 2021.)

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) are also published alongside the Neighbourhood Plan and comments on these documents are also invited. These documents can be found at the links below and a limited number of hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan are available at the Village Shop. Hard copies and electronic copies can also be requested by contacting the Parish Clerk who is also able to assist with any queries. Contact details are provided below.

We request that you send any comments on the Neighbourhood Plan, SEA and HRA to the Parish Clerk at or included on a separate sheet and attached to the consultation booklet.

Please also note the ‘Regulation 14 Statement’ below which is a statement setting out whether modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan are so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the Plan (as required by Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations).

It is very important that Wisborough Green residents have a say in what happens to our village and the Revised Plan gives us all this opportunity. The Revised Plan defines where all the new houses will be built over the next 15 years, as well as policies on housing, vernacular, transport and parking, the environment and others.

Due to current Covid regulations, it is not possible to organise a consultation event in the Village Hall. We appreciate that not everyone has access to online information so, in  order to encourage involvement, we have provided a summary of the changes, as well as response sheets, in the booklet delivered to WG households.

We would, however, ask that you also refer to the full Revised Plan. Limited copies of the Plan have also been provided in the Village Shop for those without online access. We would ask that those who are able to view online, do so, and do not take these copies and prevent others from being involved. In exceptional circumstances, for those unable to leave home,  a copy can be delivered on request; contact the Parish Clerk on 01403 701102.



Please pull out the form from the centre of the booklet or download using the above links, and use it to make any comments you have on the Revised Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan. The comments form follows the policy format in the draft Revised Plan to make it easier to complete. Please refer to the Revised Neighbourhood Plan.

A summary of all the comments, not personal data, will be made publicly available. Please note that any personal information provided will be confidential and processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. The Parish Council will process your details in relation to the preparation of a comments summary only.

Please confirm on the response form that you are happy for the Parish Council to pass on your contact details (name, address, email) to Chichester District Council (CDC) so that the they can contact you for the Regulation 16 consultation.

Please complete the questionnaire and return to the Parish Council via the following by 5pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021 (extended from Friday 18th June on 14th May 2021). Comments on the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment are also welcomed and can be included on a separate sheet:

Email:   Scan or photograph the pages and email to

Drop off:  Take to the Parish Council letter box at the Village Hall.  Please secure the pages together or put in an envelope.

Drop off:  Take to the collection box at the Village Shop. Please secure the pages together or put in an envelope.

Post to:  Wisborough Green Parish Council,  PO Box 255, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 0WT


We also invite comments on the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment. Please email directly to or attach comments on a separate sheet to the consultation booklet.

The Revised Wisborough Green Neighbourhood Plan

Strategic Environmental Assessment completed by AECOM April 2021

Habitat Regulations Assessment May 2021 (February 2021 assessment updated to include information relating to water extraction at Hardham)

Site Selection Report April 2021

Regulation 14 Statement – Statement on whether modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan are so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the Plan

National Policy

National Planning Policy Framework


District Policy and Evidence

Chichester District Council Local Plan Review – Emerging Revised Local Plan 2019 – 2035

CDC Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) 2020

CDC Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) 2020

CDC Landscape Capacity Study

CDC Habitat Regulations Assessment


Wisborough Green Parish

Housing Need Survey undertaken by Chichester District Council (Autumn 2018)

Site Assessments

Local Call for Sites – Invitation (Publicised on noticeboards and in the parish magazine)

Local Call for Sites – Submission Form (completed by landowners/developers)

Site Assessment Methodology Report (Chapman Planning March 2019)

Independent Site Options and Assessment Report undertaken by AECOM (September 2019)

  Site Assessments by the Steering Group
WG19-1 Spring Meadow
WG19-2 Ansells Yard
WG19-3 Tanglewood Nursery
WG19-4 Stable Field
WG19-5 Winterfold Garden
WG19-6 Land South of A272 – unsuitable on HELAA
WG19-7 Paddock Farm
WG19-8 Glebe Field
WG19-9 Glebe View Garden
WG19-10 Macdonalds Field
WG19-11 Farnagates Field 1
WG19-12 Farnagates Field 2
WG19-13 Farnagates Field 3
WG19-14 Newpound Field
September 2019 Site Consultation Event
Consultation Information Displays
Site Assessments (as provided above)
Consultation Response Questionnaire
Consultation Results Summary Report
Consultation Results Full Report
Map – Sites consulted on & presented for consideration and feedback
Map – Sites not considered suitable for development


Local Gap Assessment

Local Green Gap Assessment Report (2020) by Steering Group

Wisborough Green Locally Valued Open Land Assessment – Terra Firma Consultancy Ltd (February 2020) (Appendix 1 for above report)

Local Residents Green Gap Assessment – Standardisation  (Appendix 2 for above report)

AECOM Green Gap Validation Report (2020)

Wisborough Green Parish Ecological Networks Map  (CDC)

Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre – Summary Report of Ecological Data 2020

Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre – Biodiversity Maps 2014

Dragonflies and Damselflies on the River KIrd by Dr Alison Barker FRES 2017

Community Survey January 2020

AECOM Support – evidence review and policy development to inform community survey – Final Report

Survey posted by Action in rural Sussex to all Parish households January 2020

Survey Results – analysis undertake by Action in rural Sussex (AirS)

Site Consultation Survey January 2021

Site Survey circulated to all households via the Parish Council magazine – response deadline 22 January 2021

Survey Results

Site Selection Report April 2021

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Report completed by AECOM February 2021

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Report completed by AECOM April 2021

Wisborough Green Village Design Statement adopted by CDC March 2018



Parish Council Newsletter August 2018
Parish Council Newsletter December 2018
Parish Magazine February 2019
Noticeboard Notice February 2019
Parish Magazine March 2019
Parish Magazine April 2019
Parish Magazine May 2019
Parish Magazine June 2019
Parish Council Newsletter July 2019
Parish Magazine July 2019
Parish Magazine August 2019
Parish Magazine September 2019
Parish Magazine October 2019  
Parish Magazine November 2019
Parish Magazine December 2019
Parish Magazine January 2020
Parish Magazine February 2020
Parish Magazine March 2020
Parish Magazine April 2020
Parish Magazine May 2020
Parish Magazine July 2020
Parish Magazine October 2020
Parish Magazine November 2020
Parish Magazine December 2020
Parish Magazine January 2021 & consultation reminders on Facebook and the Village Noticeboards
Parish Magazine February 2021
Parish Magazine March 2021
Parish Magazine April 2021 & consultation reminders on Facebook, Village Noticeboards and advertising boards