Value, protect and promote the unique parish of Felpham, by respecting its heritage, appreciating its current community and being aspirational when planning its future and therefore ensuring “Felpham in particular is the sweetest spot on earth“ (William Blake 1801)
The Felpham Neighbourhood Plan went to Referendum on July 2nd. The question was: “Do you want Arun District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Felpham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
There was an 18.67% turnout
As a result, at their Full Council meeting on 16th July 2014, Arun District Council resolved to ‘make’ the Felpham Neighbourhood Development Plan. This means that it has now been brought into legal force and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Arun District Council.
Decisions on whether or not to grant planning permission in Felpham will now be made in accordance with the Felpham Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
The responsibility is now on three main groups of people:
The plan is for 18 years and is at the beginning of its life. The Parish Council together with Arun District Council will need to review it over the years. It may want to revise the existing policies, to strengthen them or to introduce new ones. It will need time to gather the evidence. The process for this is still unclear but rest assured your Parish Council will stay on top of things and in due course report back the next stages.
In the meantime thank you to all those who helped produce the plan and all those who turned out to vote. The adopted Felpham Neighbourhood Plan is below or it can be viewed at the Parish Council Office.
Here is the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents :
The Felpham NP will be monitored by Arun DC on an annual basis and formally reviewed on a five-year cycle or to coincide with the review of the Arun District Council Local Plan if this cycle is different.
For further documents and maps mentioned in the evidence base go to Key Documents.