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Neighbourhood Plan

The submission draft Storrington, Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Development Plan (SSWNP) underwent Examination at the end of 2018. Following receipt of the Examiner’s report on the SSWNP at the end of November 2018, Horsham District Council has considered what response it is taking in response to each recommendation in accordance with paragraph 12 of Schedule 4B of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act, and has published its decision statement in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Following consultation with the qualifying body, Horsham District Council is in agreement with the majority of the Examiner’s recommendations. The Council has resolved to take some different decisions (modifications) from the Independent Examiner on different policy areas that requires an additional consultation. The examiner has also instructed HDC to undertake a further screening exercise under the Habitats Regulations. Furthermore, it was also considered necessary to go out to consultation on a number of policy changes which have been put forward by the Examiner in his recommendations, as they are new allocations and proposals which have not been subject to wider consultation. In addition, the HRA rescreening, revised SEA/SA and the green gaps and views map (Inset Map 6) in relation to Policy 8 and 9 of the Submission Draft SSWNP are also made available for comment. For ease of reference a submission draft of the plan has been revised using track changes to indicate how the modifications would be presented if accepted.


HDC will hold a consultation for a period of 7 weeks starting on Wednesday 6 Feb 2019 and closes at 5pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019. All representations will be considered and a decision made on whether to submit the SSWNP Neighbourhood Development Plan to further examination or proceed to referendum.




Copies of the proposed modifications are available to view on the Horsham District Council website. Please click on the following link:


Hard copies are available for inspection upon request between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday at Horsham District Council offices; Parkside, Chart Way, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RL




If you would like to make a representation on the modifications, please do so online at the above web address or alternatively please send your representation to or in writing to: Neighbourhood Planning Officer, Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RL




All comments received will made will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and (where applicable) organisation. All personal information provided will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations. For further information please see the Council’s privacy policy.


 Latest News 6th February 2019