Appendix 1: Consultation on Local Development Documents

For a list of specific consultation bodies and other general organisations, see Appendix 3.

Note: The timing of preparation of LDF documents can be found in the Council’s Local Development Scheme which is available for inspection at the Council Offices and is published on the website.

Outline of the consultation undertaken in preparing Development Plan Documents (statutory and non statutory stages shown)

SA/SEA
Scoping Report

 

Scoping Report sent to a limited number of relevant statutory consultees for a formal five-week consultation period.


Notification to other interested parties of the availability of the report as appropriate.

Early Involvement/

Options Stage

Discussions with appropriate Parish/ Neighbourhood Councils about proposals and alternative proposals. Including attendance at Parish/ Neighbourhood Council meetings where relevant.


Informal discussions and involvement with key stakeholders including service providers. Where proposals are site specific informal discussions and involvement with key local stakeholders including interest groups and developers.


Internal consultation with relevant Council Officers and Council Members.

Documents available to view, and a facility to comment/make representations electronically.


Normally a six-week period of consultation.


Notified relevant consultees on database of the stage of Development Plan Document preparation.


Local advertising.


All documents will be made available in relevant public libraries and Help Points.


Documents will also be available at deposit locations - Horsham District Council Planning Reception and Storrington Help Point (see Appendix 4 for opening times).

Preferred Strategy Stage and Interim SA/SEA (where necessary/ appropriate)





Key stakeholders sent documents, including local stakeholders.


Ongoing discussions with key stakeholders including local stakeholders when site specific proposals.


Formal consultation period on Preferred Strategy and Interim SA/SEA over a six-week period.


All previous respondents to the document sent direct notification of publication of documents.


Documents available to view, and a facility to comment/ make representations electronically.


Local advertising, which may include local newspapers and electronic parish notice boards.


Officers to attend Parish Council meetings where relevant.


Discussions with relevant Parish and Neighbourhood Councils about proposals, however not normally relevant in the case of SA/SEA.


All documents will be made available in relevant public libraries and Help Points.


Documents will also be available at deposit locations - Horsham District Council Planning Reception (see Appendix 4 for opening times).

Proposed Submission Stage and Final SA/SEA





Key stakeholders sent documents, including local stakeholders.


All previous respondents to the document sent direct notification of publication of documents.


Formal consultation period on Proposed Submission final SA/SEA over a six-week period.


Officers to attend Parish/ Neighbourhood Council meetings where relevant.

Documents available to view, and a facility to comment/ make representations electronically.


Local advertising, which may include local newspapers and electronic parish notice boards.


All documents will be made available in relevant public libraries and Help Points.


Documents will also be available at deposit locations - Horsham District Council Planning Reception and Storrington Help Point (see Appendix 4 for opening times)

Outline of the consultation undertaken in preparing Supplementary Planning Documents

SA/SEA (SEA if applicable) Scoping Report

Scoping Report sent to a limited number of relevant statutory consultees for a formal five-week consultation period.


Notification to other interested parties of the availability of the report as appropriate.

Early Consultation

Initial consultation with relevant parties on likely content of the document.


Where proposals are area specific informal discussions with key local stakeholders, including Parish and Neighbourhood Councils.


Ongoing discussions with relevant parties and discussions with key stakeholders including local stakeholders when area specific proposals, in the preparation of the draft document.


Internal consultation with relevant Council Officers and Council Members.

Website, where relevant.


Local advertising, where relevant.

Consultation on Draft Supplementary Planning Document and Interim SA/SEA (SEA if applicable)



Key stakeholders including key local stakeholders where area specific proposals sent documents. All other previous respondents to early consultation notified of publication for consultation.


Formal consultation period on draft Supplementary Planning document and


Final SA/SEA over a six-week period.


Documents available to view, and a facility to comment/ make representations electronically.


Local advertising.


Documents will be available at deposit locations - Horsham District Council Planning Reception and Storrington Help Point (see Appendix 4 for opening times). Also available to view at other local locations and libraries where appropriate.

Adoption of Supplementary Planning Document and Final SA/SEA (SEA if applicable)

Key stakeholders including key local stakeholders where area specific proposals, notified of adoption and how to obtain documents.

Documents available to view on the website.


Local advertising.


Documents will be available to view at deposit locations - Horsham District Council Planning Reception and Storrington Help Point (see Appendix 4 for opening times). Also available to view at other local locations and libraries where appropriate.