Decision details

Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (LNDP) has been successful at examination, with the independent examiner recommending that the LNDP should proceed to referendum, subject to a number of recommended modifications. The report provides details of the process, with a recommended outcome to note the examiner’s report dated 7th May 2021 and the recommended amendments, agree the Decision Statement and progress the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan to referendum.




1.    That the independent examiner’s Report on the Lamberhurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (LNDP) be noted and published.

2.    That the LNDP be modified in part, according to the examiner’s recommendations and following discussion with Lamberhurst Parish Council be approved.

3.    That the Decision Statement at Appendix C and the decision to progress the LNDP as set out at Appendix D to referendum be approved.

4.    That in the event the referendum result on the LNDP is positive with more than 50% of the vote, the Council formally makes the LNDP as set out in Appendix D so that it has effect as part of the statutory Development Plan for the Neighbourhood Area be approved.




Approved Neighbourhood Plans become part of the development plan for the Borough and are a key document in the determination of planning applications that allow the local community to take responsibility for land use planning in their area.

Report author: Deborah Dixon

Publication date: 29/07/2021

Date of decision: 29/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/08/2021

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