Local Plan Review

Draft Crawley Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation extended to 28 May 2021.

We are seeking views on the Crawley Submission draft Local Plan. This is the next stage (known as Regulation 19) in producing a new Local Plan for the borough.

The Local Plan is an important document, setting out planning policies to guide development in the borough over the 15-year plan period. The Local Plan:

  • sets out the amount and location of housing and employment development
  • supports the growth of the Town Centre as a new neighbourhood
  • makes sure that the right infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of Crawley’s growing population
  • protects the important historic assets and open spaces that are valued by residents and visitors.

We are also inviting views on several accompanying key and draft evidence documents. In particular, the draft Sustainability Appraisal and draft Habitats Regulations Assessment.

Update - 15 April 2021

The Draft Duty to Co-operate Statement has been published. The consultation is now extended to 5pm on Friday 28 May. A six week consultation period will begin when we publish the Transport Modelling Study.

Update - 19 March 2021

The Viability Study is now published. The Transport Study is an outstanding evidence document. Once it is published, the final closing date of this consultation will be announced.

Update - 3 February 2021

The Viability Study and Transport Modelling studies are not yet available. To give interested parties enough time to review and comment on these studies, we have extended the consultation period.

The consultation will now close on 31 March 2021. We may extend this again if the remaining documents are not ready in time. We will provide an update confirming any further changes.

Update - 18 January 2021

The draft Habitats Regulations Assessment has been published for consultation.

We have updated some of our economic evidence documents, and made correlating factual changes to the Local Plan and the draft Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Your comments

Comments on the Crawley Local Plan Review documents are invited during the consultation period which starts on 6 January 2021 and ends at 5pm on Friday 28 May 2021. Please read our guidance note for further details.

You can submit your comments:

Paper copies of the documents are not available at any physical location at the current time due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Previous Regulation 19 representations

If you submitted a response to the Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation carried out between 20 January and 2 March 2020, you do not need to resubmit your response. However, we welcome new responses on the changes which have been made to the Local Plan or the new evidence documents since then.

Responses from the previous Regulation 19 consultation will be submitted in full, to the Secretary of State for the Local Plan’s examination, along with responses received in this consultation. Please let us know in writing if you would like to withdraw your previous objections.

Regulation 19 2021: Key documents

Use the separate Local Plan map document to support the Submission Draft Crawley Local Plan as the map in the main document is pixelated.

Topic papers

Evidence base

The Transport Modelling study is underway and we will add it when it is completed.

Additional background information supporting the draft Local Plan is available in the wider planning policy evidence supporting the adopted Local Plan (Crawley 2030).