FAQs

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What is the significance of a village boundary?
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What is a Habitats Regulations Assessment and why might development require one?
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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.

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