Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2

Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2014

Revision 2019 – 2031

The Yapton Neighbourhood Plan was approved following a referendum on 5th November 2014 and is now planning policy, used by Arun DC when making planning decisions.  However, the Plan is now out of date and in need of revision to align it with the newly adopted Arun DC Local Plan.

The Plan has been reviewed and some policies are 'saved' from the previous Plan, some are amended and some are new.


Regulation 16 Consultation by Arun District Council 4th November 2021 and 6th January 2022 at 5pm

The Planning Committee on the 13th September 2021 received an update on the work to to identify what amendments were required to the various documents following the Reg.14 consultation to bring the Modification Proposals up to the standard required for them to be submitted to Arun District Council under Reg 15 of the procedure.

A number of amendments had been agreed to the documents and they had been updated and submitted to a meeting of the Yapton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The Steering Group agreed the final documents could be submitted to a special meeting of the Parish Council for their agreement which was held on the 11th October to enable them to be submitted to Arun District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning legislation.

The Parish Council submitted the Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2 documents to Arun District Council under Reg 15 of the Regulations on the 18th October 2021  Arun District Council is now holding a public consultation on the proposed modifications to the Yapton Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 16 between the 4th November 2021 and 6th January 2022 at 5pm. The consultation period has been extended to account for the Christmas holiday period.

Following closure of the consultation and receipt of any responses, the local planning authority (Arun District Council) is required to make the modified plan within 5 weeks following receipt of the examiner’s report, or such later date as agreed in writing between the local planning authority and the qualifying body, Yapton Parish Council.

Please follow this link to the Reg. 16 Consultation on the Arun Dsitrict Council website - Yapton neighbourhood development plan 2 | Arun District Council


Submission of modified Neighbourhood Plan under Reg. 15

The Parish Council , through the work of the Yapton Neighbourhood Steering Group, has been working on the following suite of documents which are required to be submitted to Arun District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations. The Steering Group had completed much of the work on updating the plan, the various documents and maps in conjunction with our Consultants, O’Neill Homer.

1.         Modified Version of YNP – Clean version incl. maps

2.         Modified Version of YNP – Tracked changes document

Hi Resolution Maps to be submitted separately:

3.          Policies Map

3a.        Policies Map – Inset 1

3b.        Policies Map – Inset 2

3c.        Policies Map – Inset 3

4.          GI (Green Infrastructure) Map

4a.        GI Map – Inset 1

4b.        GI Map – Inset 2

4c.        GI Map – Inset 3

5.          Appendix 2A – Bilsham Area of Character

6.         Appendix 2B – Flansham Area of Character

7.         Appendix 5 – Yapton Design Guide

8.          Modification Proposal Statement

9.          Basic Conditions Statement incl. screening opinion

10.        Consultation Statement including Table of Consultation Responses and Actions - v. 041021(final)

11.        Evidence Base

12.        Contact details for the Reg. 14 consultees and responders - confidential - not publicly available

The Parish Council, at a special meeting on the 11th October 2021, approved the documents, maps and appendices, as listed above, making up the modifications to the Yapton Neigbourhood Plan, and agreed for them to be submitted to Arun District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

Please note: please click on document above highlighted in blue to view


Regulation 14 Consultation (22nd January 2021 to the 19th March 2021)

The Plan is now being advertised under Reg 14 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The consultation runs from the 22nd January 2021 to the 19th March 2021 (the period has been extended to allow for the Coronavirus Pandemic).

Please send your comments to by e-mail to: Clerk@yaptonpc.gov.uk or by post to: The Clerk of the Council (YNP2), Yapton Parish Council, 38 Ruskin Avenue, North Bersted, Bognor Regis, PO21 5BW

If you are aware of someone who does not have electronic access to the Council’s website please ask them to call 01243 859141 and they will be provided with assistance or a paper copy.

The full document and appendices can be found here from the 22nd January 2021:

They include: 

Yapton Neighbourhood Plan 2014 – 2029 (as agreed by Arun District Council on 5th November 2014)

YNP2 Modification Proposal_Reg14_- 18 Dec. v9

Modification Proposal Statement

Appendix 2A - Bilsham - Area of Character

Appendix 2B - Flansham - Area of Character

Appendix 5 Yapton Design Guide

Yapton PC - Reg 14 - consultation statement - January 21

YNP2 Evidence Base

Plans and Maps - separate files for those included in Modification Proposal

Built Up Area Boundary Plan

Green Infrastructure Plan

Inset 1 - Proposals Map

Inset 2 - Bilsham AoC

Inset 3 - Flansham AoC

The Modification Proposal Document has been split into sections to aid reading and maps have been created to show key issues. The document is structured to show the Original Policy and Page Number as set out in the “made” Plan (on the left hand side of the page), and alongside it is the proposal to update and amend the Plan as stated in the document.

The following Appendices are included in the document or added separately where indicated:

Appendix 1 – Listed Buildings

Appendix 2 - List of Buildings or Structures of Character

Appendix 2 A - Bilsham – Area of Character Designation (Separate document)

Appendix 2B - Flansham – Area of Character Designation (Separate document)

Appendix 3 – List of Policies

Appendix 4 – Figure 2: Agricultural Land Classification in Yapton Parish Map

Appendix 5 - Yapton Contextual Appraisal and Design Guide (Separate document)


This following gives information on the process to review the "made" Yapton Neighbourhood Plan.

Yapton Parish Neighbourhood Plan Review - Vision Workshop Structure 14 August 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm

Vision document from Consultants - ONeilhomer

Minutes of the Yapton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group2

Notes from meeting held on the 17th September 2018

8th October 2018

14th November 2018

11th March 2020

26th June 2020

22nd October 2020

24th November 2020

Much of the Steering Group time during this period was spent reviewing Reg 14 responses and updating various documents for later consultation

21st September 2021


Other Documents

Community Survey 2012