Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /5087
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Infrastructure, Transport and Healthy Communities (Key Questions) Infrastructure, Transport and Healthy Communities View all on this section
Respondent Rusper Parish Council (Mrs Lea… View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Mar 2020
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  • Observation
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It is unclear how any of the strategic sites within this plan could go ahead given the current infrastructure problems throughout the district. There is a shortage of Secondary Schools, Doctors, Hospitals, services such as sewage and water and the public transport system is highly inadequate. Despite this, there is no overall plan for how these problems will be resolved BEFORE any development starts. For any proper plan led development, all of these things should be in place before any housing or commercial development starts.
There is insufficient emphasis on public transport and how this can be achieved. It should be a requirement for any new development, that it will not be permitted unless a regular public transport system is within walking distance of all houses on the development. For any new development, this will require commitment from an accredited public transport provider that this will be the case.

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