Local Plan Review summary

Planning affects us all. The homes we live in, the places where we work, the open spaces where we relax and the roads we travel on are all a result of planning decisions that have been made. 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

The draft Submission Local Plan was approved at a Full Council meeting on 22 February 2023 to go out to publication (Regulation 19) consultation and subsequently for submission to the Secretary of State for its independent examination. This is in accordance with our approved Local Development Scheme (LDS). Visit our Local Development Scheme page to find out more. 

The Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for its independent examination on 31 July 2023.

Examination hearing dates public notice

Under Regulation 24 of the Local Planning Regulations (2012, as amended), a public notice has been published setting out the dates, times and location of the examination hearing sessions.

Read the examination of Crawley Borough Council’s Local Plan - notice of independent examination hearing

Details of the Local Plan examination process can be found on the Local Plan 2024 to 2040 examination page. This page will be kept updated with the latest information and progress relating to the examination following the submission of the Local Plan to the Secretary of State.

Previous stages of formal public consultation were carried out throughout the Local Plan Review. Details of the statutory publication consultations are set out on the Local Plan publication consultation and representations page.

Information on the early engagement stage of public consultation can be found on the Local Plan early engagement page

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Local Plan submission

The following documents support the Local Plan’s submission:

Key documents

The following documents form the Local Plan 2024 to 2040 key documents. Other supporting documents and evidence base can be accessed from the Local Plan Review evidence base page.