Referendum date set for Fishbourne’s neighbourhood plan


Fishbourne residents are getting ready for the final stage of their neighbourhood plan.

The process started nearly three years ago with a village meeting and a questionnaire, which was circulated to all homes in the village.

A small group has worked on analysing the responses and seeing which ones fit into a planning document.

The plan was submitted to the Chichester District Council, who are the Local Planning Authority, and then to the examiner, who agreed it met all the statutory requirements, subject to amendments being agreed.

The plan sets out the vision for Fishbourne and shows the policies which will help to achieve these during its 15 year span of the plan.

The referendum will take place on Thursday, February 11 at the Fishbourne Centre between 7am and 10pm, where residents will be asked: “Do you want Chichester District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Fishbourne Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

A set of the relevant documents can be viewed on the District Council’s website at or at the Parish Council website:

Reference copies can be seen at the district council’s offices in East Pallant House, Chichester or at The Fishbourne Centre.

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