Neighbourhood Plan


Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for an exciting new public art opportunity located at St Aubyns Community Field, Rottingdean.

Rottingdean Parish Council are seeking an artist(s) to propose a creative scheme which will integrate with and enhance this new public open space.

The commission aims to

  • Provide a welcome and inspiration, encourage relaxation, playfulness and enjoyment of the new community space, the priority being to engage and inspire residents and visitors, while acknowledging the area’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Create a visual landmark/s that reflects and celebrates the things that make historic Rottingdean and this location unique, including its creative communities and celebrates the field as a new community space.
  • Is responsive to the landscaping of the field (working in harmony with the landscaper’s palette) and the community aspirations for the site – a wild flower area has been planned for and a community orchard is under consideration.

For further information see here   The deadline for EOI is 8 December 2023

Independant Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan - Completed

The independant examiner,  Mr Derek Stebbing of Intelligent Plans and Examinations (IPE) Ltd, 3 Princes Street, Bath BA1 1HL,  appointed to examine the Neighbourhood Plan provided hiwe report on 18th Ocvtober 2023. A summary of the examiner's findings is below 

Main Findings - Executive Summary 

From my examination of the Rottingdean Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) and its supporting documentation including the representations made, I have concluded that subject to the modifications set out in the Appendix to this report, the Plan meets the Basic Conditions.

I have  also concluded that:

-      the Plan has been prepared and submitted for examination  by a qualifying body – Rottingdean Parish Council;

-      the Plan has been prepared for an area properly  designated – the Neighbourhood Plan Area, the boundary of which is coterminous  with the Parish Council boundary, as identified on the Map at Appendix 13 of the Plan;

-      the Plan specifies the period to which it is to  take effect – from 2018 to 2030; and,

-      the policies relate to the development and use of land for a designated neighbourhood plan area.

I recommend that the Plan, once modified, proceeds to referendum  on the basis that it has met all the relevant legal requirements.

The Examinier's full report can be seen here    Follwoing modifcation the Plan will now be considered by the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Economic Development Committee on the 8th of December prior to disussion by BHCC's full Council on 14th December.

Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Consultation The consultation has now closed  

Rottingdean Parish Council submitted the  Neighbourhood Plan to Brighton and Hove City Council for the next stage of consulataion. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Area and includes planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications locally. The Parish Council previously undertook Regulation 14 public consultation on their draft Plan in 2021.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents will be out for consultation from Thursday 2 February to 11:59pm on Thursday 16 March 2023 for 6 weeks.

Where to view the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents

  • Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view below and on Brighton and HIve City council's council’s Consultation Portal.
  • A copy of the Neighbourhood Plan will be made available at the following libraries: Rottingdean, Saltdean, Jubilee and Hove.
  • If you have difficulty accessing any of the consultation documents or submitting comments through the Council’s consultation page, please contact us via email:

How to make your comments on the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents


Brighton & Hove City Council will process the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the General Protection Regulations (GDPR), 2018. Please be aware that all representations received by the authority will be made publicly available (in due course). These will be identifiable by name and organisation (if applicable). A copy of the council’s Neighbourhood Planning privacy statement is available to view

Rottingdean Parish Council Formal (Regulation 14) Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2030

Rottingdean Neighbourhood Plan  
(New Planning Guidance for the Parish)

The Formal (Regulation 14) Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan has now closed.   

This Plan has been driven by what our residents have told us is important to them about living here between the sea and the Downs.  It has been developed over a period of time and reflects the principles of the Localism Act. It also takes account of the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012, and its updates in 2018 and 2019. This policy context has produced a sharp focus in development activity as the development industry has sought to address these important elements of the revised planning system.

The consultaiton was carried out between 14 February 2021 and 9 April 2021.  The responses are now being considered and a response will be published in due course.

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