The Emerging Neighbourhood Plan Drafts


Shoreham Beach will maintain and enhance its eclectic character through a balance between innovative architecture, neighbourly development, and the conservation of heritage and natural habitat. The NP will meet the needs of residents, local businesses, visitors, flora and fauna, ensuring that the neighbourhood thrives as a place to live, work and enjoy a range of community and leisure activities.

It is desired that Shoreham Beach will be a peaceful, low emission neighbourhood with the flexibility to welcome and accommodate visitors during peak seasons. The flow of people on and off the beach will be safe and smooth. Young and old can choose to travel locally without relying on the car. It will be easy to choose active transport to maintain a healthy lifestyle during our daily commute - helping us to be more able in later life.

All Revisions:

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Draft Policies - First Draft (2016)


 -    Designation of five Local Green Spaces (LGS)

 -    Improve landscaping (advice and database of suitable native vegetation)

 -    Renewable Energy

Regeneration & Development (D)

 -   Require a minimum level of information for a valid planning application

 -   Neighbourhood Design Review Panel

 -   Encourage developers to exceed the minimum standards of the building regulations

 -   Establish a multi-use activities area as a component of the use of Beach Green

 -   Identify possible sites for a new school building on the Beach

Community Facilities (CF)

-  School provision

-  Multi-Use Games Area on Beach Green (north-east corner)

-  Improve pedestrian access and provision of activities at Adur Rec

-  Establish an indoor community centre at Beach Green

Transport & Movement (T)

-   Reduce peak time congestion

-   Improve connections to the east

-   Enhance the appearance and community benefit of car parks

-   Local strategy for electric vehicle infrastructure
(to improve air quality, support community energy and boost local trade)

-   Encourage collaborative consumption
(shared community car club, car pooling, car sharing)

How we chose the key issues:

We originally conducted a Character Study of the neighbourhood and a household survey. This information has been combined with multiple face-to-face and online discussions, workshops, polls and data from other sources (such as the Census and ONS projections) to create the most accurate data possible - to reflect the characteristics of all residents. See our community engagement factsheet. We formed working groups to address each of the key issues. These working groups have reviewed the Have Your Say Day Draft Policy Feedback, plus online feedback and "What if" feedback about AECOM's 'What if" options and are working on the next revision.

We are obliged to follow a specific process and must meet Basic Conditions specified by law. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.  


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