Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan Consultation is now closed.

Updates on the next stage in the process will be shared on the Horsham District Council website.

We have received thousands of comments from individuals and organisations.  Once comments have been considered and the draft Plan has been further refined, we will consult on the final Submission Draft of the Local Plan (Regulation 19) in Autumn/Winter 2020, aiming for a Government inspector to examine it in 2021.

For further information about the stages of Local Plan preparation and the currently proposed timescales for this to take place, visit our Local Plan timetable page.

 

The current Local Plan, known as the Horsham District Planning Framework, was adopted in 2015 and the Government requires us to review our Local Plan every five years. 

The Local Plan sets out planning policies and proposals for new development in the District.  It is important to note that this Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan is for consultation purposes only and does not represent Council policy at this stage.  Your involvement in this consultation is very important to us to help the Council shape the way the physical, economic, social and environmental characteristics of the District will change up to and beyond 2036.

The Regulation 18 Consultation was open for a period of six weeks between 17 February and 30 March 2020.  

We encourage respondents to use our online consultation system and comment directly on the relevant section of the document by clicking on the 'Respond by making comments on the consultation document' button located towards the bottom of this page.  Comments can then be added within each section by clicking on the 'Add a comment' button. 

Throughout the document a number of Key Question have been included which you may wish to consider.  In both the online consultation version and the 'Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036' pdf these are within pale orange boxes.

In order to assist with this process a Guidance Note on how to make online comments has been provided below.

NB: Please note, comments cannot be directly added to the pdf version of the Draft Local Plan

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL REPRESENTATIONS RECEIVED BY THE AUTHORITY WILL BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE (IN DUE COURSE).  THESE WILL BE IDENTIFIABLE BY NAME AND WHERE APPLICABLE ORGANISATION, OTHER PERSONAL DETAILS WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.  All personal information will be processed in accordance with the Horsham District Council Privacy Statement.

A copy of the Draft Local Plan, Policies Maps and the supporting Interim Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment, including a Non-Technical Summary are available to view below.

In addition to these documents, the Council have produced an Evidence Base comprising of a number of studies such as Infrastructure Delivery Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.  Copies of all documents produced to date, are available to view on the dedicated Local Plan Review Evidence Base webpage.

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    16 Mar 2020 at 12:00
  • Closed
    30 Mar 2020 at 18:00

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