Draft Neighbourhood Plan - Newhaven Town Council

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Draft Neighbourhood Plan



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2017–2030 Pre-submission Consultation and Publicity (Regulation 14 Consultation)

Newhaven Town Council | May 2017

Forward To quote a well-known saying “the one thing we can be certain of is change” and Neighbourhood Planning gives a wonderful opportunity for local people to have a say about how their local area will change over the coming years, such as what special areas need protection, how employment opportunities can be ensured and where new homes can go. Since 2014 we have been asking residents, businesses and organisations about what they think makes Newhaven special and what could be improved. Your feedback received through consultation events where possible have been incorporated into this Draft Neighbourhood Plan to ensure it has been shaped by the local community, for the local community. Producing a Neighbourhood Plan is not for the faint-hearted and requires real commitment from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, which in Newhaven’s case has been made up of residents and Councillors who have given their time freely. They have met regularly over the production period, researching evidence and bringing together all the threads of information to help produce the Plan. Earlier on in the Neighbourhood Plan process, a residents’ focus group met regularly to give us their ideas on what the major issues are in

the town and what they felt the Neighbourhood Plan needed to address. Their support (and invaluable local knowledge) has been a great help to us in seeking to produce a plan that fully reflects the aspirations of local people. New housing is inevitable and important to ensure that everyone in our community has a place to live. The Neighbourhood Plan however, is about far more than just housing. It sets out how Newhaven can be the best it can be through the provision of employment, improvement of the town centre, better transport links, protected and improved recreation spaces, the protection of natural assets and creating an environment that supports healthy living and well-being. By producing a Neighbourhood Plan, we are not only going to be able to influence how the town will grow and change over the coming years, but as a Town Council we also will receive enhanced Community Infrastructure Levy from future developments. This can then be invested into Newhaven, to improve and create community facilities. This Plan is your Plan. It seeks to make your town a place where you can enjoy living, working, playing in and be proud of.

Newhaven Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Contents Section 1

Illustrative Maps

Background to Neighbourhood Planning ������������������������01

Illustrative Map 1 - Neighbourhood Plan Area ����������������03

Neighbourhood Planning - A Description �����������������������01

Illustrative Map 2 - Location of Newhaven ����������������������11

Scope of Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan ����������������������02

Illustrative Map 3 - Extent of the Town Centre ����������������23

Why Newhaven Needs a Neighbourhood Plan ���������������04

Illustrative Map 4 - Shop Front Components ������������������31

Producing the Newhaven Neighbourhood Plan ��������������05

Illustrative Map 5 - Eastside ��������������������������������������������49

Sustainability Assessment ����������������������������������������������06

Illustrative Map 6 - Environmental Designations �������������67

Section 2

Illustrative Map 7 - Surface, Fluvial and Tidal Flood Risk

Consultation and Engagement Events ����������������������������07

Section 3 Our Neighbourhood - A Sense of Place ��������������������������10 Key Facts about Newhaven ��������������������������������������������12