West Hoathly Parish

including Highbrook, Selsfield, Sharpthorne, Tyes Cross and West Hoathly

NeighbOURhood PLAN

NeighbOURhood
PLAN

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Our Policies

The policies in our Neighbourhood Plan should be considered along with
the Central Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF),
and the Mid Sussex Local Plan (MSLP) (2004).

The NPPF sets out planning policies for England as a whole and
how they are expected to be applied by Local Planning Authorities.
The MSLP contains the planning policies for all of Mid Sussex.

Our policies are ADDITIONAL to the district and national policies;
all together they form the full set of policies that would apply in West Hoathly Parish.

WHP1 : Landscape

Where appropriate, proposals for development should demonstrate that
the viewpoints and spaces identified on Map B will be preserved.

WHP2 : Historic Lanes

Where appropriate, development proposals should demonstrate that they will preserve
the historic and rural character of the Historic Lanes identified on Map A.

WHP3 : Rights of Way

Development proposals that will enhance the rights of way network, whilst meeting
other policies of this Plan, will be supported.

WHP4 : Visualisations

It is a requirement of any proposed development for 1 or more new dwellings or more than 100 sq. m of new commercial floor space in the Conservation Areas or outside the village development boundary that three dimensional visualisations of the proposed development, in situ, be provided as part of any planning application. Subject to this and other policies of the Plan, proposals will be supported where visualisations demonstrate that they are in keeping with the immediate surrounding area.

Community Aim :

The Parish Council will seek to work with other organisations and bodies to promote the provision of
car parking to meet the needs of the Parish, with a particular focus on locally sensitive areas.

WHP5 : Protection of Parking

Developments within the defined settlement boundaries which propose to remove recognised off-road parking spaces on a site will only be permitted where alternative provision is made which increases or maintains the number of accessible parking spaces available on or within the immediate vicinity of the site.

Community Aim :

The Parish Council will seek to work with other organisations and bodies to promote the reduction of traffic speeds and where possible, volumes; and provide appropriate facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

WHP6 : Bluebell Railway

Proposals by the Bluebell Railway to establish a halt at the previous West Hoathly Station Site will be supported.

WHP7 : Infill Housing

Housing developments within the development boundaries of West Hoathly parish (as shown in Map C)) will generally be permitted, provided they have a range of dwelling sizes and in particular provide two and three bedroom dwellings that are suited to the needs of both young families and older residents.

WHP8 : Sites for New Homes

Housing development for a minimum of 10 dwellings will be permitted on the sites allocated on map C at:

• WHCS_05 (Land North of Top Road)

• WHCS_06 (Land adjacent to Cookhams)

• WHCS_02 (Land known as Bluebell Woods)

provided that they meet the site specific conditions listed below:

WHP8a : WHCS_05 (Land North of Top Road)

{site-specific condition associated with WHP8}

• The design of the road frontages and vehicular entrance to the site should encourage traffic calming
and support the parish initiative to introduce soft landscaping features along the C319 road.

• Pedestrian access from the rear of the development should be provided to the Sharpthorne Old Playground
and to link to a pavement from Glenham Place to Station Road along the north side of Top Road.
(The feasibility of a pavement from Station Road to Glenham Place has been agreed in principle by WSCC).

• Provisions should be put in place to retain the existing tree belt along
the northern boundary of the development site to minimise the impact on the landscape.

• The mature trees on the western boundary between the site and
Highcroft Road should be protected to contribute to the rural village scene.

• Around 24 dwellings should be developed on this site.

• The design and density of the development should reflect the rural character
of the settlement and the surrounding countryside.

WHP8b : WHCS_06 (Land adjacent to Cookhams)

{site-specific condition associated with WHP8}

• The design of the road frontages and vehicular entrance to the site should encourage traffic calming
and support the parish initiative to introduce soft landscaping features along the C319 road.

• The rear limit of development should be consistent with the adjacent properties
along Top Road respecting the ribbon developments of the area.

• The southern area of the site, as shown on Map C, should be set aside as an amenity space
accessible to the community, to ensure that the development is appropriately screened and that
the views of the ridge from the south are unspoiled. It should be gifted to West Hoathly Parish Council
or other appropriate community body so that it is retained in perpetuity as a community asset.

• A public right of way should be sought through the site to link with existing footpath WH11
(existing route as shown on Map C).

• Around 16 dwellings should be developed on this site.

• The design and density of the development should reflect the rural character
of the settlement and the surrounding countryside.

WHP8c : WHCS_02 (Land known as Bluebell Woods)

{site-specific condition associated with WHP8}

• The site is allocated, as indicated on Map C, for a linear development of dwellings alongside
Bluebell Lane due to the countryside surrounding it on 3 sides at this sensitive, edge of village, location.

• The design for vehicular access should ensure the current convenient and safe use of Bluebell Lane
for existing residents, walkers and horse-riders using the bridleway is maintained.

• Development design should pay particular attention to any existing water run-off or drainage issues.

• Around 15 dwellings should be developed on this site.

• The design and density of the development should have regard to existing utility conduits
(e.g. Southern Water) and reflect the rural character of the settlement and the surrounding
countryside in particular presenting a green landscape frontage towards Bluebell Lane
wherever possible to minimise the amenity impact on existing lane residents.

WHP9 : Conservation Areas

Residential infill development and the conversion to residential use of buildings which contribute
positively to the area's character will be permitted provided they help meet local housing needs.

WHP10 : Alternative Green Space

All residential development proposals that result in housing growth will provide for one or more
Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace(s) that meet the requirements of the local planning authority.

WHP11 : Hoathly Hill

Development at Hoathly Hill (see Map C) will be supported where the use, scale, design and siting
enhance the character of the settlement and do not result in the loss of important views or open space.

WHP12 : Existing Employment Sites

There will be a general presumption against the loss of employment sites.
Redevelopment of an existing employment site for alternative uses, including housing,
with some employment opportunities retained on site will be permitted only where it can be
demonstrated that the use of the site solely for employment is no longer viable.

Map C - Allocated Sites

 

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