The Neighbourhood Plan

The made Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015 has been reviewed and the new Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037 Submission Plan has been submitted to Chichester District Council for them to undertake the next stage of consultation (Regulation 16).

***Urgent Update 11/01/2022***

The Southbourne Neighbour Plan Examination will now be held remotely. If you wish to observe please email for the link. If you have already emailed the clerk to confirm your attendance you will be sent the link on Thursday 13th January. If you have not received the link by then please email


***update 17/12/2021***

Dear Southbourne,

Our neighbourhood plan review has reached examination. Details are below.

PLEASE NOTE the examiner chooses who he wants to hear from during this process so no one else will be able to comment. Due to current Covid numbers, the number of observers will have to be limited. If you wish to attend the hearing please email: to book your place. Masks will be required to be worn inside the Village Hall. Depending on central government policy this meeting may turn virtual or be postponed. Info will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

Southbourne Neighbourhood Plan Review Examination:
Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC has been appointed as the Examiner for Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review 2019-2037. The Examiner has requested a public hearing and a copy of the Notice is provided below with further details of the agenda to follow in due course. The hearing will be held on Friday 14 January 2022, starting at 10.00 at:


Southbourne Village Hall
First Avenue
PO10 8HN


Invitations have been sent for the hearing session and the attendees include Southbourne PC, Chichester DC, Robin Shepherd from Barton Willmore as the lead of the Consortium and Meryl Baker from Wates Developments Ltd as majority landowner holding for Policy SB2 (item 4c of the Hearing Notice) , David King obo local residents of Inlands Road, Prior Leaze and School Lane (item 4d of the Hearing Notice) and Lichfield's obo the Church Commissioners for land west of Southbourne (item 4e of the Hearing Notice).


The consultation on the Further Amendments document is now complete and the representations are available to view:


Annual Monitoring Report

The Parish Council is required to send an Annual Monitoring Report on the Neighbourhood Plan to Chichester District Council and these are set out below.