Horsham District Draft Local Plan 2019-36: The public consultation is now open

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Consultation on the Draft Local Plan is now open

The public consultation on the Horsham District Draft Local Plan (Regulation 2018) is now open for a six week period, ending at 5pm on Monday 30 March 2020. 

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The next steps

We are required by Government to provide for an unprecedented increase in the number of homes in the District. This is a huge challenge for the Council and your feedback is important to us.

The aim of the Local Plan is to allocate specific sites where it believes the new homes can be built over a long period so that everyone knows what is happening and for the Council to be able to resist any inappropriate development.

Important notes

  • The current Draft Local Plan is for consultation purposes only. This means that it does not represent Council policy, and won’t yet have any significant bearing on decisions made on planning applications.
  • In particular, there are a number of potential sites listed in the document, but it is anticipated that only some of these will ultimately be allocated for development. The decisions of the Council on sites to be allocated will depend in part on the responses it receives during the consultation.
  • Some sites in some villages and towns are allocated by their parish councils in their Neighbourhood Plans so won’t be listed in the draft Local Plan.

Details about the Local Plan review process and timetable is available online now, including a video introducing the Local Plan process.

Read about the Local Plan review process and timetable  

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How to have your say

Your involvement in this process is very important to us.  

In order to view and comment on the Local Plan online, you must be registered on our database. 

Register online to have your say

Your contact details will be used to notify you of later stages of consultation relevant to the Horsham District Local Plan Review. Please be aware that your name may be published against comments you have submitted.

Click the button below to view and comment on the Draft Local Plan online.

Find out more at our
public drop-in events

We are running a series of drop-in events across the District so we can talk to you about the Local Plan and explain the options we are consulting on.

17 February, 4–8pm

Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9QW

20 February, 4–8pm

Ashington Scout Hall, Church Lane, Ashington, RH20 3JX 

25 February, 4–8pm

Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB 

29 February, 10am–4pm

Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham RH12 1HQ

3 March, 4–8pm

Ifield West Community Centre, 1A Dobbins Pl, Crawley RH11 0SZ

4 March, 4–8pm

Beeson House, 26 Lintot Square, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9LA

You can express your views here, but formal representations will need to be made using the official consultation form.

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