The Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan aims to create a Neighbourhood Plan which reflects the aspirations of the community.

January 06, 2020

Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Update January 2020

Since my last update in we have now received a further response from CDC about the continuing delays in their response to our Neighbourhood Plan submission.

Below is a summary of the reply :

‘we hope to be in a position where we can submit the Boxgrove documents to the examiner by Christmas. At this stage we cannot provide specific details on the timings of subsequent stages. The next stage will be for the draft examiner’s report to be sent to us and the Parish Council for fact-checking. Depending on the content of the examiner’s report we then anticipate drafting and agreeing the decision statement and subsequently moving to referendum during the first half of next year.


As you are no doubt also aware, we continue to experience resource issues and I am afraid that it has been necessary to prioritise work on the Local Plan Review at various times this year. We are, however, attempting to progress all the various streams of work as best we can.

I hope this provides you with some reassurance that we anticipate the plan progressing positively towards a conclusion over the next few months.’

In a separate development because of the delays Boxgrove has suffered over the past 5 years, Chichester’s own plan is now having its planned 5 year review as mentioned above. We are being warned by CDC that our housing numbers could be increased if their plan review is deemed insufficient by the inspector or The Secretary of State.

David Leah 

Chair, Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Team 

6 January 2020  

November 13, 2019

Neighbourhood Plan Update November 2019

Since my last update in June, I am afraid there has been very little to report about the progress of our plan. We still do not have a timetable from CDC about the next stages.

It is now almost 2 years since we had any input into the plan. The period since has been taken up by various consultations that they have been undertaking.

The assigned Examiner of our plan has now lost patience after waiting over 12 months since his last input and has now officially complained about their lack of action.

Our clerk has also written to the senior officers and relevant members at CDC again to protest. As soon as we get any information I will report back.


The Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed on the dedicated website



David Leah 

Chair, Boxgrove Neighbourhood Plan Team 

15 November 2019   

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