Residents will be asked to comment for final time

RESIDENTS will get the chance to have their say on a vision for the wider Bognor Regis area.

Arun District Council’s local plan is set to be published on October 30 for a six-week consultation prior to its submission to government for an examination in public by an independent planning inspector.

Ricky Bower, Arun’s cabinet member for planning and infrastructure, said: “The Arun local plan sets out the vision for Arun to 2031 and beyond.

“It is the culmination of extensive study and participation and I am grateful to all those individuals and organisations that have helped in its preparation.

“This is the final opportunity for representations to be made on the local plan prior to submission to government.

“I hope everybody will take the opportunity to read the local plan and its sustainability appraisal and provide comments that support or can 
help to improve the 
plan.”

In summer 2012, residents gave the council their opinions on the draft local plan.

The revised plan sets out how jobs, housing, local services, community facilities and transport improvements can be delivered for the ‘benefit’ of present and future generations.

It will also be used to guide day-to-day planning decisions and inform the plans of others.

It includes all of the Arun district, except the land lying within the boundary of the South Downs National Park Authority.

Arun says representations will need to address its ‘legal compliance’ and ‘soundness’.

The deadline for comments is 5pm on December 11, 2014, and they can be submitted in three ways:

On the dedicated website www.arun.objective.co.uk/portal or by email to localplan@arun.gov.uk using the representation template which is available online at 
www.arun.gov.uk/LocalPlan.

Residents can also post comments using the representation form available at the Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, and Bognor Regis Town Hall to: Planning Policy and Conservation, Arun District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF.

The plan can be viewed at www.arun.gov.uk/LocalPlan and is also available for inspection at the Arun Civic Centre and Bognor Regis Town Hall.