Rottingdean Neighbourhood Plan:
Rottingdean Parish Council are in the process of producing a draft Neighbourhood Plan. Within the plan they will designate several areas in the village that will be designed “Local Green Spaces”. This holds special weight should a future planning application come forward where a developer wants to build on a Local Green Space. The Parish Council will conduct a village referendum giving all local residents the opportunity to have their say.
Playing Field Protections:
The NPPF Section 74 is clear that playing fields (whether in current use or not) should not be built on unless an assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the open space, buildings or land to be surplus to requirements.