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June 25th, 2017.

The Seaford Neighbourhood Plan is written by the local community, rather than the Local Planning Authority.

Lewes District Council has given Seaford a housing target to find a minimum of 185 dwellings by 2030.

Seaford residents can say: where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built; what new buildings should look like; what infrastructure should be provided and where green spaces should be retained.

Seaford Town Council's vision is that, by 2030, Seaford will have:
• made greater use of the seafront, heritage assets and its position as a gateway to the National Park;
• promoted sympathetic development;
• improved the economic environment;
• retained open spaces and the spectacular views;
• improved the transport infrastructure;
• expanded the rich and diverse shops, businesses, and community and tourist facilities.

STC has analysed 1,100 Survey Forms completed by residents; held a public consultation meeting (last November); published Draft Evidence Reports and Working Papers; consulted many local groups, and analysed many questionnaires.

The plan is about the use and development of land and collecting evidence on local social, economic and environmental conditions.

Information has been collected by the STC team on many sites in the town, and over 70 sites are being examined in great detail, including their suitability for designation as Local Green Spaces.

The team is also considering: how the historic and natural environment can be improved, (including facilities for recreation and sport); how businesses can be best supported; whether the infrastructure is adequate and what improvements can be made in transport and travel.

The next public drop-in event: Clinton Hall, Clinton Place, Tuesday 11th July, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Before STC drafts the plan, resident's views are requested on STC's proposals for:
• development sites and designation of Local Green Spaces
• views to safeguard
• design guidance
• enhancing the environment, facilities and transport.

There will be further consultation on the draft plan itself before it is examined by an Independent Examiner and finally the plan will be the subject of a referendum early in 2018.

For further information visit the Seaford Town Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group website at