The Minerals Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State at the end of May 2017 and will be subject to public examination hearings during September 2017 in Chichester, in line with the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme.
Inspector Jonathan Manning BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI was appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the plan is 'sound' and legally compliant.
Representations period – 15 January-9 March 2018
During the hearings, discussions revealed that a number of modifications to the Plan were likely to be necessary before the Inspector could confirm his findings.
The modifications being proposed are now subject to a period of representations to allow their legal compliance and soundness to be scrutinised.
The opportunity to submit representations against the wider Plan ended with the close of the Proposed Submission period (Regulation 19) in March 2017.
You are strongly advised to read the guidance notes below, that explain how representations should be made, before completing either form.
- Guidance notes (PDF, 194KB)
- Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF, 68KB)
- Schedule of Proposed Modifications (PDF, 514KB)
- Sustainability Appraisal of the Main Modifications (PDF, 488KB)
- Online representations form
- Postal representations form (PDF, 273KB)
If you are completing the form in paper format, please complete a separate form (Part B) for each representation you wish to make. Hard copies of the form are also available from your local library or district or borough council.
Forms submitted by post should be sent to:
Planning Services (ref: Minerals Local Plan)
West Sussex County Council
Completed forms must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 9 March 2018.
We have appointed an independent programme officer, Chris Banks, to guide the plan through the examination and act as an intermediary to the Inspector.
If you have any queries about the examination, hearing sessions, or wish to raise an issue with the inspector, please contact the programme officer.
Examination document library
The examination document library lists all the documents related to the preparation and examination of the Joint Minerals Local Plan. This is a ‘living' document that will be updated throughout the examination.