Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /4234
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Economic Development (Key Questions) Our Business, Education and Skills View all on this section
Respondent Madeleine Judd View all by this respondent
Response Date 29 Mar 2020
What is the nature of this comment?
  • Observation
Ashington houses and economic development

There are no plans to propose any employment opportunities in or close to Ashington.  The nearest is Billingshurst/Pulborough for development of land for employment.  This would still require residents to travel by private car, which does not improve the environment.

A 63% increase in homes in Ashington is strategic in scale but no employment is proposed.  This will just lead to a larger commuter village that already has a lack of suitable transport options due to it's rural location.

Proposed Change Reduce the number of proposed houses to be built in line with the neighbourhood plan.
Or provide more community facilities which would provide more jobs.