Q. What happens if we donít have a plan?
- The policies in the District Plan will still apply to our Parish, whether we decide to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan or not.
- Not having allocated site(s) for development may mean that Copthorne is allocated development chosen by Mid Sussex District Council if quotas are not made elsewhere.
- Having a housing allocation attracts funds for Infrastructure needs.
Without a plan Copthorne will receive little or no money for Infrastructure needs in the future,/li>
- Having a fully adopted Neighbourhood Plan allows us to influence the location, type, mix and design of any development.
Without a plan Copthorne is wide open to speculative development.
Having a Plan allows us to safeguard things we value.
Creating a Neighbourhood Plan will give us more control over what happens in our neighbourhood.