Once the Plan is drafted, it will be reviewed by Rother District Council (as the local planning authority) to ensure that:

Once Rother District Council is in agreement, the Neighbourhood Plan must be scrutinised by an independent examiner who will formally check again if it conforms to national and local policies, and that they are compatible with relevant EU obligations and human rights law.

The scope of the matters to be considered by the examiner are relatively limited. These include matters previously checked by Rother District Council and whether the area for the referendum should extend beyond the parish boundary. It is not thought that the examiner will consider the planning merits of any proposals - it will simply be to check the extent of compliance.

The examination could consist of either

The result will be a report on the draft plan with one of three possibilities

No date has yet been set for the examination but if you'd like to know the date as soon as it is announced then join our mailing list. Contact