In order to have control over where growth should be located, the Neighbourhood Plan needs to allocate sites for development.
Two calls for land were made in October/November 2014 and in June/July 2015.
Sites put forward by landowners must be able to deliver the objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan which have been endorsed by the community.
The Neighbourhood Plan cannot simply allocate the most popular sites for development. Sites have to be ‘sustainable’ for their allocation to be justified. In order to check this a sustainability assessment was produced containing key criteria used to determine sustainability. The sites that go into the draft Neighbourhood Plan must be demonstrably sustainable but also have to reflect the views of the community.
For further information please see:
Sustainability Assessment criteria (Site selection criteria). These criteria remained unchanged throughout the process.
Site assessment results which includes the sequence of revisions and additions during 2015.
MSDC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments. There are several pages here relating to Horsted Keynes. The assessments are regularly updated.
Maps showing the location and sustainability assessment of each site can be found in the documents presented at consultation events which can be found here.
These site allocation recommendations were considered and voted on by the Parish Council at its meeting on 8 December 2015.