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The Pre-Submission Bury Neighbourhood Plan is available for consultation pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation runs from Saturday 12 November until midnight on Saturday 24 December 2016. 

A hard copy of the consultation documents can be viewed at Bury Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00–15:00 and Saturdays 10:00–14:00 throughout the consultation period.

We held an open morning on Saturday 12 November to mark the start of the consultation period. All were welcome to attend and discuss the proposed plan with members of the Steering Group, who were in attendance.

If you would like a copy of the Plan, there will be a modest charge of £5 towards printing costs. Please contact the Parish Council Clerk if you would like a copy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to respond to the consultation

We are seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan, the Neighbourhood Plan Map and evidence base (all available to download below). We want to know if you think that the plan sets out a positive and sustainable way for development to occur over the next 15 years. All comments are welcome that will help ensure the document is an accurate reflection of the community’s views of and aspirations for the Parish. Also, please let us know if we have made any mistakes (for instance factual inaccuracies, typos, or inconsistencies) so these can be corrected in the final version. 

To respond, either collect a paper response form from the Village Hall ( in the entrance hall ) or download the form below. Once it has been completed please return it before the end of the consultation period:

by email as an attachment to:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by post to:     Bury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Bury Village Hall, The Street, Bury, RH20 1PA 

Consultation Documents 

The consultation documents are available to download below. If you have any problems downloading them please get in touch and we will assist as best we can. Remember some files are large and may take some time to download.

Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan

Evidence Base

About the plan

Welcome to the home of the Bury Neighbourhood Plan. The Localism Act 2011 enabled local people to make a plan that would guide development of our parish - this plan will be taken into account when future planning decisions are taken by Parish Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. The intent is to make the process more ‘bottom-up’ rather than ‘top-down’ and to give local people’s views more weight.

A Steering Group was set up by the Parish Council (who are the designated body to prepare the plan) and they are preparing a plan for Bury Parish. The intention is to prepare a plan to provide a clear framework to guide residents, local authorities and developers as to how the community wish to shape future development within the Parish over the next 15 years from 2017-2032.

Once it has been agreed at referendum and ‘made’, a neighbourhood plan has the same legal status as the Local Plan prepared by the relevant Local Planning Authorities (South Downs National Park Authority & Chichester District Council). At this point it becomes part of the statutory ‘development plan’ and used in the determination of planning applications.

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