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HDC Draft Local Plan

Published: 12 February 2024

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Welcome to the Horsham District Local Plan 2023-40 newsletter update

This email aims to provide you with news on the progress of the Horsham District Local Plan 2023-2040 review.

The Local Plan sets out how the District will deliver developments in a sustainable way, delivering much needed housing for our growing population and looking at new sites to try to minimise the effect on the environment and landscape. The Plan will also support the delivery of community infrastructures, transport links and opportunities for local jobs.

Latest News:12 December 2023

Last night, on 11 December 2023, Horsham District Council approved the Regulation 19 Horsham District Local Plan.

Now that we have approved publication of this draft planning document we will soon be at the stage where we give you an opportunity to make formal representations on whether the Regulation 19 Local Plan is legally compliant and meets the tests of ‘soundness’, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Your representations will then be submitted with the Regulation 19 Local Plan for consideration by a Government appointed, independent Planning Inspector.

Your Invitation

Local Plan generic19 January to 1 March 2024

You will be able to view the Horsham District Local Plan Regulation 19 and submit your representations from 19 January to 1 March 2024.

Copies will be available to view in local libraries across the District.

You will also be able view copies at Horsham District Council BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays.

View the Local Plan review timetable

Local Plan preparations to date

The Local Plan takes at least two years to make and approve. You can read details on how a Local Plan is made, including a short description of each stage, on our website:

What is a Local Plan and how is it made

The preparation of the Horsham District Local Plan Regulation 19 document has taken account of the outcome of the Issues, Options and preferred options consultations and other more informal forms of consultation such as Parish workshops, and a number of updates have been made to the Council’s evidence base since 2020.

Neighbourhood plans will continue to be important for local decision-making and some sites are allocated by their parish councils in their Neighbourhood Plans so won’t be listed in the draft Regulation 19 Local Plan.

Together this work has informed the content of the draft Regulation 19 Local Plan.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to this information please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Strategic Planning Team at strategic.planning@horsham.gov.uk

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