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Neighbourhood Plan

Since April 2012, local communities have been able to produce Neighbourhood Plans for their local area, putting in place planning policies for future developments and growth of their neighbourhood.  Once approved the Neighbourhood Plan's statutory status gives it far more weight in planning decisions at district planning level than that of parish plans, community plans and village design statements. All Neighbourhood Plans must meet specific conditions including being subject to examination and public referendum to be approved and included in the District Council's Local Development Plan.

Selsey Town Council has worked hard over the past few years with key local stakeholders to prepare Selsey's Neighbourhood Plan. 

The documents can be found www.chichester.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplan under the entry for Selsey.  Hard copies of the plan will be available at Town Council offices at 55 High Street, Selsey to be viewed in a covid secure environment by prior appointment.

On 6 May 2021 it is Selsey's residents opportunity to respond to their Neighbourhood Plan Referendum by answering either Yes or No to the following questionDo you want Chichester District Council to use the neighbourhood development plan for Selsey Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

To vote you must live in Selsey, be registered to vote in the local council elections and be 18 years of age or over on 6 May 2021.

There are three ways of voting:

In person on 6 May 2021:

• At your local polling station. It is easy and a member of staff will always help if you are not sure what to do

• You will receive a poll card confirming your polling station for this referendum

• Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm

By post:

• If you have a postal vote already, you will receive a poll card confirming this

• If you want to vote by post, you will need to complete an application form and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer to arrive by 5pm on 20 April 2021 at this address:

Chichester District Council

East Pallant House

Chichester

PO19 1TY

• Postal votes can be sent overseas but you need to think about whether you

will have time to receive and return your completed postal vote by 6 May.

• You should receive your postal vote about a week before polling day. If it doesn't arrive in time, you can ask for a replacement up to 5pm on 6 May by contacting the Helpline on 01243 521010.

By proxy:

• If you have a proxy vote already, you will receive a poll card confirming this

• If you can't get to the polling station and don't wish to vote by post, you may be able to vote by proxy. This means allowing somebody that you trust to vote on your behalf

• If you want to vote by proxy, you will need to complete an application form and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer to arrive by 5pm on 27 April 2021 at this address:

Chichester District Council

East Pallant House

Chichester

PO19 1TY

• When you apply for a proxy vote, you must say why you cannot vote in person

• Anyone can be your proxy as long as they are eligible to vote and are willing

to vote on your behalf. You will have to tell them how you want to vote.

Postal and proxy vote application forms are available from the Helpline on 01243 521010 or by emailing elections@chichester.gov.uk.

Am I registered to vote?

If you're not registered, you won't be able to vote. You can check if you are registered by calling the Helpline on 01243 521010.

If you are not registered to vote, you can go online to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your national insurance number by Midnight 19 April. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the helpline on 01243 521010.

For additional information on the elections please visit https://www.chichester.gov.uk/article/35152/Neighbourhood-Planning-Referendums

Previous Updates:

Selsey Town Council had confirmation that all of the statutory documents required (as per Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 No. 637) have been submitted to Chichester District Council, have been considered against the Regulation 15 of the above regulations and are formally accepted by the local planning authority.

Chichester District Council ran their own six week consultation for the submission version of the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan  from Friday 9 February to Friday 23 March 2018. Hard copies of the plan were made available during the consultation period from the Town Council offices at 55 High Street, Selsey, the District Council offices at East Pallant House and local libraries. Representation forms were made available for completion at these venues.

Alternatively, the Plan can be accessed via the Chichester District Council Neighbourhood Plans

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

(Regulation 14)

Selsey Neighbourhood Plan - Pre-Submission Consultation

Selsey Town Council as the qualifying body has prepared a neighbourhood development plan, entitled Selsey Neighbourhood Plan 2017, for their parish with the help of the local community. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. The pre-submission consultation was conducted during February and April 2017. Representations were received from Statutory Consultees, businesses and members of the public. These representations have been considered by Selsey Town Council and, where appropriate, the Neighbourhood Plan has been amended to reflect them. 
The Neighbourhood Plan is now ready for submission to Chichester District Council under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (Regulation 15).
Copies of the Selsey Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documentation are available to view at the bottom of the page.

 

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