Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

The Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan Consultation is now closed.

We have received thousands of comments from individuals and organisations.  An initial report on the findings of the consultation can be found on our website.  Comments received are being made public.  This is a rolling, manual process to ensure we comply with data protection legislation.  This means not all comments are currently available to view.  If you do not currently see your comment, please be assured that it will be made public as soon as it is processed.  Comments from the public submitted by email or letter have not yet been uploaded into the system but will be in due course.

Comments can be viewed via the links located towards the end of the page.  The 'My responses' link enables you to view your own comment(s).  Should you wish to see all available comments, please click on the 'View the responses link'.  Comments made public reflect the opinions of the respondent and do not represent the views of Horsham District Council.

Once all 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 February/March 2021, aiming for a Government inspector to examine it in Autumn 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 was for consultation purposes only and does not represent Council policy at this stage.  

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


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.


  • Opened
    17 Feb 2020 at 12:00
  • Closed
    30 Mar 2020 at 18:00

Consultation Documents