Emerging planning policy and guidance
This page contains details of Plans underway and the timetable for document production (Local Development Scheme)
Our new Local Plan
Work has started on a new Local Plan for Hastings for the period 2019/20 - 2039/40. This will set out the spatial development strategy for the borough to deliver the Council's social, environmental and economic priorities. It will also set out development management policies and specific requirements for key development sites in the borough. The new Local Plan will replace the Hastings Planning Strategy (2014) and the Hastings Development Management Plan (2015). It will also replace the draft Hastings Town Centre and Bohemia Area Action Plan (AAP) which the Council consulted upon in 2018. The comments received on the AAP are being used to inform the development of the new, borough-wide plan.
The new draft Local Plan will be consulted on in Summer 2020. Comments and feedback from this consultation will be used to inform a submission version Local Plan which will be published for further comments in Winter 2020. Research and evidence gathering to support the new Plan is well underway and will continue during 2020. This evidence will be used to inform the strategy and policies contained in the new Plan.
In the meantime we will continue to update the contents of this webpage and our evidence base page as work progresses, publishing our research and evidence to support the revised Local Plan as available. We will also be publishing all the comments received from the Hastings Town Centre and Bohemia Area Action Plan consultation and outlining how these are influencing the proposals for this important area in the new draft Local Plan.
The timeline for key stages in the production of the updated Local Plan, including how and when you can get involved is set out in our Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS is our formal timetable for plan production which we need to keep up-to-date. We are considering the effect of Covid-19 on our timetable at the moment.
- Local Development Scheme
- Local Plan Review evidence base
- Hastings Town Centre and Bohemia Area Action Plan