Neighbourhood Plan

Welcome to our Neighbourhood Plan page

SIPC are preparing a Neighbourhood Plan (NP). 

Current position: The Plan has passed through the Regulation 14 and Regulation 16 Consultation and has been passed to the Examiner. The Examiner has asked a series of questions of SDNPA, who are our planning authority and of the Steering Group. This letter, "Examiner's Request for Clarification", is published below. We will be considering our response to these over the next few weeks.

Steps leading up to now:

Last summer  we sent out a questionnaire to all dwellings in the parish, held a number of drop-in sessions and set up a Steering Group (SG). There was a Call for Sites to all landowners in the parish. Since then the SG has met regularly and considered evidence for many aspects of the NP. These discussions have included Heritage Assets, Site Assessments, the Local Economy, the Settlement Boundary, Open Spaces, Key Views, the Natural Environment, Transport and Public Rights of Way. We have put these documents from the SG on our website, below.

The Evidence Base was then used to draw up the Neighbourhood Plan, which the Parish Council agreed should go to the statutory Regulation 14 Consultation. This public consultation started on 5 April 2018 and finished at midnight on 17 May 2018. A letter was sent to all households, as well as all statutory consultees to inform residents and others of this and there was an opportunity to view the Evidence Base and discuss the draft plan at drop-in sessions in the Memorial Hall.

Responses were received from residents, statutory consultees and various other organisations as well as landowners. These are on this website (anonymised as appropriate) below:

The Draft NP was then passed to South Downs National Park Authority, as our planning authority. The SDNPA held a Regulation 16 Consultation to which statutory bodies and anyone else could submit responses. These responses together with the Regulation 16 Draft Neighbourhood Plan were then sent to the Examiner. This examination is now is progress. 

Key documents so far:


Examiner's request for clarification July 2019


Regulation 16 Neighbourhood Plan Documents

Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16 Consultation)

Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan Map (Regulation 16 Consultation)

Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation Statement


Regulation 14 Neighbourhood Plan Documents

Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Consultation Draft)

Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan Map (Regulation 14 Consultation Draft)

Message from Steering Group

Notification of  Regulation14 Consultation

Response Form for Regulation 14 consultation

Evidence Base:

Detail section of map for Stedham village

The Natural Environment

A Review of Open Spaces and Key Views

Open Spaces & Key views Appendix 2: map

The Parish Economy

Assessment of Potential Development Sites

Settlement Boundary Review

Review of Heritage Assets

Transport & Accessibility

Landscape Review of Sites


Statutory Consultees


Southern Water

Sussex Wildlife Trust

West Sussex County Council

Chichester County Council

Highways England

Historic England

Environment Agency

National Grid

Natural England


Other Organisations:

Bus timetable

Midhurst Area Cycling

West Sussex Cycling Forum

Cowdray Pony Club

Horticultural Society

Midhurst Society 

Midhurst Society - 2

National Farmer's Union

Other Responses - not anonymised

Haydn Morris on behalf of the Sawmills owners

Genesis on behalf of Rectory Field owners

Matthews owners of Rectory Field

Bob Camping owner of West of West Lodge

Other Responses - anonymised

NP Response 1

NP Response 2

NP Response 3

NP Response 4

NP Response 5

NP Response 6

NP Response 7

NP Response 8

NP Response 9

NP Response 10

NP Response 11

NP Response 12

NP Response 13


Other documents:

Meeting with SDNPA 21.6.18

Meeting with SDNPA 12.7.17 

Memorandum of Understanding

Neighbourhood Area Decision Notice

Call for sites letter and form 6.9.17

Questionnaire results 13.9.17

History of Stedham with Iping


Draft NP for consideration of SIPC on 21.3.18




NP Work Party Notes - 13.10.17

NP Work Party Notes - 20.11.17

NP Work Party Notes - 29.11.17

NP Work Party Notes - 19.12.17