HAILSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC REFERENDUM: 6TH MAY 2021
A referendum was held on Thursday 6th May 2021 when electors for the whole of the Hailsham parish were given an opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept the Hailsham Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The community-led plan for Hailsham received overwhelming support at the Referendum, with a turnout of 30% voting in favour of the plan – a total of 72.8% of votes.
Now that the people of Hailsham have voted in favour of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Development Plan, it will be formally adopted by Wealden District Council in the near future. When looking at Hailsham planning applications up to 2028, the Local Planning Authority will have to take into consideration the policies contained within the neighbourhood plan.
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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (Submission Version)
- SUBMISSION VERSION
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENT: BASIC CONDITIONS STATEMENT
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENT: CONSULTATION STATEMENT
- SUPPORTING DOCUMENT: AREA STATEMENT
- BACKGROUND DOCUMENT: CHARACTER ASSESSMENT
- BACKGROUND DOCUMENT: TOWN CENTRE ANALYSIS
- BACKGROUND DOCUMENT: TOWN WIDE ANALYSIS
FINAL HAILSHAM HABITATS REGULATION ASSESSMENT
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Regulation 16 CONSULTATION
In accordance with Regulation 16, residents and organisations were invited to comment on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period took place from Tuesday 7th May 2019 and closed on Tuesday 18th June 2019.
It is the responsibility of the District Council to collect all comments and representations (submitted to an independent examiner for inspection of the Plan documents), before proceeding to referendum later this year.
TOWN COUNCIL ADOPTS NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN!
The final steps towards the publication of a Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham are coming ever closer, following the adoption of the final draft Plan by the Town Council at its meeting held on 12th April.
Town councillors voted in favour of the final document, which is based on what infrastructure and development residents have suggested is needed to sustain future housing growth in the Hailsham area, taking into consideration local environment and sustainability, design, housing type, traffic and transport, economy, services and facilities.
The Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan will next be submitted to Wealden District Council for formal approval. If accepted, the Plan will then be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for review.
Upon completion of the latter inspection the plan will then be put to a referendum by Hailsham Parish residents.
DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: PUBLIC DROP-IN EVENT
Residents were invited to attend our public drop-in session at the Quintins Centre on Friday 19th January to find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan and its progress.
The event, which was a follow-up to the public consultation which took place at the Civic Community Hall in November allowing people who missed it to find out more about the pre-submission Draft Plan.
The event was one of various public feedback exercises being undertaken by the Neighbourhood Planning Committee during the current public consultation period, which ended on Friday 26th January.
DOCUMENTS JUST IN!
>> See the results of our REGULATION 14 CONSULTATION SURVEY
>>Consultation Boards: PRE-SUBMISSION PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT (Sat 25th November 2017)
>>Neighbourhood Plan: FAQS AND MYTH-BUSTERS
>>Public Consultation Survey: FEEDBACK FORM
>>View EMERGING POLICIES document
>>Draft Policies: RESPONSE TO HAILSHAM TOWN COUNCIL COMMENTS
PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DRAFT: PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Residents attended a public consultation drop-in session to find out more about the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan and its progress, which took place at the Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane on Saturday 25th November.
The event marked the start of an 8-week pre-submission consultation period on the draft plan, which ended on Friday 26th January 2018.
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In July 2015, Hailsham Town Council agreed to the production of a Neighbourhood (Development) Plan as one of its strategic aims to achieve in the future.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced new rights and powers that allow local communities to shape new development in their neighbourhoods by preparing Neighbourhood Development Plans which set out policies in relation to development and use of land in a particular area. Such Plans are intended to be a tool for positive planning and not a way of preventing development.
The Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham will consider what sort of homes should be provided in and around the area in future and the level of infrastructure required to support both new development and the existing community.
In developing the Plan, the Neighbourhood Planning Committee set up by Hailsham Town Council (consisting of members and residents/lay-members) will consider what sort of homes should be provided in the area in future and the level of infrastructure required to support both new development and the existing community.
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The following vision took on board feedback obtained from residents at a public engagement event held at the Hailsham East Community Centre in February:
“Hailsham will be recognised as a destination for leisure, shopping and culture. It will have embraced and harnessed its growth potential and benefitted from the necessary infrastructure to support and retain its strong sense of community, civic pride and social wellbeing. Hailsham will be established as a balanced, well-proportioned and prosperous town offering its residents a high quality of life.”
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The Committee needs to acquire proportionate, robust evidence which will influence and support the choices made and the approach taken. We will continue to ENGAGE, ENTHUSE and ENERGISE Hailsham residents to have their say and be part of the Neighbourhood Plan in order to help shape the town’s future.
“The Wealden Plan’s proposals for the scale of urban expansion in Hailsham has been debated at great length by the Town Council. The consensus has come down on the side of pragmatism, and this Council has in its response, presented an argument that whatever level of development is allocated to Hailsham, it can only come if the full requisite level of supporting infrastructure is delivered alongside.” – Cllr Glenn Moore – Chair, Neighbourhood Planning Committee
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