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Rogate & Rake Neighbourhood Development Plan – Examiners report now available

Rogate & Rake Neighbourhood Development Plan – Examiners report now available

Rogate Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan for Rogate & Rake.

The SDNPA appointed John Slater BA (Hons), DMS, MRTPI as the Independent Examiner of the Rogate & Rake NDP.  The Examiner assessed whether it met certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’, and considered the representations made on the Plan.

The Examiner has now issued his final report, which the SDNPA will consider and will issue a ‘Decision Statement’ in due course setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner.

 The Examiners report is available on the SDNPA website at the following:  Examiners report

The following documents have been completed and submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority and subsequently to an Independent Examiner.  A consultation period in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) ran from 19th October to 14th December 2020.   The following documents are published on this website as part of the consultation under Publicising the Plan Proposal (Regulation 16):

The subsequent comments made on the Rogate & Rake Neighbourhood Plan (RRNP) are being considered by the Independent Examiner who will assess whether the RRNP meets certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’.

The RPC responses to the consultation comments and the actions that it proposes  RPC Consultation Responses.   Also, the Independent Examiner has provided his initial comments to which both SDNPA and RPC have responded – Examiner’s Initial comments – Combined Response

This guidance note provides further information on the basic conditions and the next steps for the RRNDP.


Statutory stage Further information & documents
Submission of Plan Proposals Rogate Parish Council submitted the Rogate & Rake NDP and accompanying documents to the SDNPA on 1st October 2020.  The following submission checklist has been completed by the SDNPA:

Second Pre-submission consultation on the plan Rogate Parish Council carried a second Pre Submission consultation from 20 June to 18 August 2017

Pre-submission consultation on the plan Rogate Parish Council carried out their Pre Submission consultation from 23 October to 4 December 2015

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Rogate & Rake Neighbourhood Area on 14 March 2013 following an application from Rogate Parish Council.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Rogate & Rake Neighbourhood Area was held from 30 January to 14 March 2013
The Development of the R&RNDP