Following an Examiners approval and a successful referendum Arun District Council have formally made the Yapton neighbourhood plan part of their Local Development Framework on 5 November 2014. The Plan will cover the period between 2014 and 2029.
The Yapton neighbourhood development plan had passed its referendum with 94.5% of votes in favour of adopting the plan. There had been a voter turnout 22.1% for the referendum.
The Examiner's report was published on 14 August 2014 recommending that with modification the Yapton neighbourhood development plan should proceed to a referendum.
The submitted draft neighbourhood development plan had been subject to a consultation between 14 May 2014 and 25 June 2014. Prior to this submission to Arun District Council the draft plan had been published by Yapton Parish Council for consultion from 21 February 2014 until 4 April 2014.
The application from Yapton Parish Council to be the designated body to produce the neighbourhood development plan was approved by Arun District Council on 10 December 2012. The application was submitted on 2 August 2012.