Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan



Examination Report published....
23rd Jan 2018


The Independent Examiner, Mr John Slater, has issued his Report on the Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan (23/1/18). It is available to view on the 'Resources' page.



Post Hearing Documents now available
12th Dec 2017


All responses to the post Hearing consultation (Revised SEA) and other documentation invited by the Examiner can now be accessed via the Resources page.


Correspondence between Hodsons Mill and Independent Examiner
15th Nov 2017


On 1st November 2017 a representative of Hodsons Mill sent an email to the Examiner, via the Programme Officer, with regard to the requests in his Post Hearing Note, to which Mr Slater responded. A further related email was sent to the Examiner on 14th November, and a response issued 15th November 2017. These items of correspondence can be viewed on the 'Resources' page.


Consultation on the Revised Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report
1st Nov 2017


In his Post Hearing Notes Mr John Slater invited the Parish Council to review the Environmental Report (SEA), in particular the relative scoring of alternative sites, contained within the Environmental Report. The Parish Council accepted this invitation and the revised document is now published here for consultation:

Revised SEA Environmental Report 31 October 2017


This consultation runs from 9am, Wednesday 1st November 2017 to 5pm, Tuesday 28th November 2017. Anyone is welcome to comment on the revised Environmental Report


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Post Hearing Notes from the Independent Examiner
6th Oct 2017


Mr Slater has produced his Post Hearing Notes, including details of actions, with deadlines, noted specifically for the Parish Council and for the representatives of Hodson's Mill.


He also refers to an email received following the Hearing from one of the representatives for the Diocese of Chichester (Vicarage Site) regarding the gradient of the proposed access; the Notes and the email can both be viewed below:


Examiner's Post Hearing Notes


Email regarding the Vicarage Site access




Vicarage Site - Revised Access Plan
2nd Oct 2017


At the Public Hearing on 28/9/17, the Diocese of Chichester circulated a proposed access layout plan; this has been published and can be seen by clicking on the 'Resources' tab at the top of the page.


Oral Hearing - details announced
23rd Aug 2017


Independent Examiner Mr Slater has now produced his Guidance Notes and Agenda for the Public Hearing, which will be held on 28th September 2017, at the Youth Centre, George Hill, Robertsbridge commencing at 9.30am.


The Hearing, which is expected to take one day, will be open to the public, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions. Further details, including an agenda and specific questions, can be seen in the following document:


Salehurst & Robertsbridge NDP Guidance Notes and Agenda for Public Hearing 28th September 2017


Initial Comments of the Independent Examiner - Oral Hearing announced
14th Aug 2017


Mr Slater has produced his 'Initial Comments of the Independent Examiner' which includes his conclusion that it is appropriate to hold an oral hearing to consider certain matters. Further details of the Hearing will follow shortly. It is noted that the Hearing will be open to the public to attend, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions.


The Examiner's Initial Comments (Revised 14/8/17) can be seen on the Resources page, or click here to go straight to the document.



Response to the Examiner's Initial Questions
26th Jul 2017


Our response to the Independent Examiner's initial questions (dated 5/7/17) has been submitted, along with supporting documents. They can be viewed on the Resources page.


Questions from the Independent Examiner
7th Jul 2017


Mr John Slater, the Independent Examiner, having received our Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, has raised a number of questions of Rother District Council as the Planning Authority, and the Parish Council as the Qualifying Body, which he hopes can be answered by July 26. We shall be endeavouring to answer those questions which relate to us within the time set. The questions are now listed on the Resources tab of this website, or to view them click here.

The responses will be available to view once they have been submitted.

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