Sydenham Neighbourhood Plan

Sydenham Parish Council is working on a neighbourhood plan. The process gives communities the power to develop a shared vision for their area. Neighbourhood Plans can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development, by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory development plan. Neighbourhood plans should not promote less development than set out in strategic policies for the area or undermine those strategic policies. A neighbourhood plan will form part of the develoment plan, which helps to determine planning applications.

What’s Happening Now? 

Between Thursday 11 July and Thursday 5 September 2019, there was an opportunity to comment on the version of the plan that will be submitted for examination.

Comments received during the publicity period can be viewed here.  (5.8 MB) PDF

The independent examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, has now issued a clarification note which can be viewed here (485.5 KB) PDF This link will take you to an external website... . The Parish Council response can be viewed here (1016.9 KB) PDF and District Council response can be viewed here (290.3 KB) PDF

Supporting Documents

You can view the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents below:

Neighbourhood Plan (5.3 MB) PDF
Consultation Statement (7.1 MB) PDF
Basic Conditions Statement (345.6 KB) PDF
Character Appraisal (5.6 MB) PDF
Screening Statement for SEA (1.1 MB) PDF
Area Designation Map (2.8 MB) PDF
Area Designation Letter (845.8 KB) PDF

If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please call us on 01235 422600 or email

Last reviewed: 17 - 12 - 2019

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