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SBNF Spring 2020 Update for Beach News

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

We publish updates about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan in every edition of Beach News. Here's a copy of the latest update from our Engagement Officer:


The Beach’s Neighbourhood Forum representing Marine Ward was designated for five years in November 2014. By November 2019, the Forum’s alloted legal tenure ran out.

Forum Officers have prepared a fresh application to re-designate the Area & Forum for another 5-year period to enable the completion of its work. Redesignation is administered by Adur District Council and likely to take about three months from receipt of our application including a public consultation.

When its redesignation is confirmed, the Forum will pass the final Neighbourhood Plan [Version 5] back to the Council for comments and will organise its final ‘HAVE YOUR SAY DAY’ to run immediately after the Forum AGM for members to confirm or change the Committee Officers. Any residents’ comments on the plan offerred at the HYSD could require the Forum to fine-tune the plan before its transmission to the Council.

When the final Beach Neighbourhood Plan [Version 5] is accepted by ADC, the Forum will have completed its work and ADC will organise independent inspection of the plan. When that is finally passed, the Council will administer all aspects of a public referendum for the Beach electorate to decide. The Forum wants this process to happen during 2020.

[NOTE: since the publication of this magazine, the government has postponed all Neighbourhood Planning Referendums until May 2021. More info...]

The Forum’s Committee Officers wish to acknowledge and thank both the Beach community for its patience and the support of every Forum volunteer for giving freely of their time and hard work since November, 2014.

Tony Wallington

Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Forum

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