Issue details

Crawley 2035: Crawley Borough Local Plan 2020 - 2035

The Crawley Local Plan Review has been undertaken to ensure the borough's Local Plan remains up-to-date. In accordance with the adopted Local Development Scheme, the new Crawley 2035 has been prepared based on the outcomes of monitoring the implementation of the 2015 adopted Local Plan, feedback from the early engagement consultation and updating the supporting technical evidence base.

It is supported by a number of statutory supporting documents (a Local Plan Map, a Sustainability Appraisal, a Habitats Regulations Assessment and a Consultation Statement).

Cabinet is asked to recommend to Full Council to approve the submission draft Local Plan for Publication consultation (a statutory six-week period of public consultation).

Cabinet is asked to recommend to Full Council to approve the submission draft Local Plan for Submission to the Secretary of State for Examination by an independent Planning Inspector, subject to minor amendments deemed necessary following consultation for the purposes of clarity.

Cabinet is asked to recommend to Full Council to approve the publication and submission of the supporting documents for the Local Plan: the Local Plan Map; the Sustainability Appraisal; the Habitats Regulations Assessment; the Consultation Statement; and the detailed technical evidence base documents necessary for supporting the Local Plan through Examination.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/06/2019

Decision due: 27 Nov 2019 by Cabinet

Decision due: 16 Dec 2019 by Full Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development and Deputy Leader of the Council

Contact: Elizabeth Brigden, Planning Policy Manager Email:

Consultation process

A statutory period of six-week formal public consultation ‘Publication’ will be carried out during 2020, following a favourable Full Council decision, on all documents supporting the Local Plan’s Examination, ahead of its submission to the Secretary of State.

Respondents will be asked to consider whether they believe the Plan to be ‘Legally Compliant’ and ‘Sound’; and to explain their response.

Comments received at this stage of consultation will be collated by the council officers and will be submitted to the Secretary of State along with the Local Plan for their consideration by the independent Planning Inspector as part of the Plan’s examination.


Agenda items