Following its success at a local referendum, the Rowlands Castle Neighbourhood Development Plan (2011-2028) was made on Thursday 28 September 2023:

Hard copies of the plan and the adoption statement are available for inspection or purchase, please email or phone 07435554527.


Consultation under Regulation 16 closed on 27 March 2023 and the following representations were received and have been forwarded to the independent examiner Andrew Ashcroft.

Arrangements for the examination have been received from the examiner.

The examiner’s report was received on 26 June 2023, recommending that subject to a series of modifications required to make the plan meet all the necessary legal requirements that it should proceed to referendum.

On 17 July 2023 the council’s Planning Policy Committee made a decision to accept the recommendations to modify the neighbourhood plan in the examiner’s report and to proceed to referendum.