Planning Policy is concerned with preparing and implementing plans that help us decide what can be built and where. Eastbourne Borough Council has a range of planning policies that are used to inform decisions to approve or reject planning applications.
Government legislation has made some major changes to the way councils prepare planning policies. New Planning Regulations introduced in 2012 changed the way we name planning policy documents. A collection of Local Development Documents is now refered to as the composite 'Local Plan'.
Latest: On 20th February, 2013, the Core Strategy was adopted by Full Council. In addition, three Supplementary Planning Documents have also been adopted:
- Eastbourne Park SPD
- Sovereign Harbour SPD
- Sustainable Building Design SPD
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) in the South Downs National Park
From the 1 April 2013 the South Downs National Park Authority will directly receive all new SHLAA site submissions within its area. The details on how to submit a SHLAA within the South Downs National Park can be found on the Park Authority's website.
You can find out about all Local Development Documents under the Local Plan section of the website.
The current Eastbourne Borough Plan (2001-2011) policies that were saved from 27 September 2007 continue to be in force. The Borough Plan policies are available to download in this section of the website. Some of these policies will be deleted on adoption of the Core Strategy Local Plan.
You are in: www.eastbourne.gov.uk/planningpolicy