Issue details

Soft Sand Review - Issues and Options Consultation (Regulation 18 stage)

The County Council, in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority, is required to undertake a single issue Soft Sand Review of the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (JMLP).  The timetable to undertake the Review is set out in the County Council’s approved Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (the statutory management plan).  Informal public consultation (Regulation 18) is timetabled to take place during January–March 2019.


The Review will consider the demand and supply of soft sand required during the plan period (to 2033), and how this demand will be met, including the potential need for site allocations.  An Issues and Options consultation document will seek the views on the options for meeting the demand for soft sand.  The results of the consultation, and further technical work, will inform the preparation of the Proposed Submission Draft document, which will identify the proposed changes to the relevant sections of the JMLP.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/10/2018

Decision due: January 2019 by Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead member: Mrs Deborah Urquhart

Lead director: Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Contact: Rupy Sandhu, Principal Planner Email: Tel: 033 022 26454.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Environment, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Internal with planning officers in the County Council and the South National Park Authority prior to the Key Decision being taken.


There will be full public consultation on the Issues & Options Document in January 2019, in line with the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme.  


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 0330 22 26052

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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