The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Plan has been compiled by local residents and the Parish Council. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of Fishbourne Parish and village over the period 2014-2029. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

The Fishbourne Neighbourhood Area covers just under 4 km² and is situated directly to the west of Chichester at the head of the Fishbourne Channel. The A27 forms the northern and eastern boundaries of the village.