Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /4839
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Introduction The Horsham District Local Plan Regulation 18 Document View all on this section
Respondent Mrs Sarah Wilson View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Mar 2020
What is the nature of this comment?
  • Object
Objection on the grounds of overdevelopment and loss of open space.

Overdevelopment and loss of open space specifically areas within the village of Billingshurst that have already taken their fair share of the District quota. Loss of natural habitats for wildlife - losing hedgerows, trees and fields. Loss of large mature trees will lead to more localised flooding due to the volume of water a tree consumes in its life. Recent developments around the village are already causing flooding as areas such as Par Brook and Cedar Brook become overwhelmed.

Proposed Change Suggested options would be to consult with the Parish Council on areas within Billingshurst that would be suitable for smaller developments. Areas that may already be developed maybe suitable for expansion on small scale sizes.