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The development management team deals with all planning applications in the District. We are a proactive service ensuring all applications for new developments comply with local planning policies. The team also deal with appeals against refusals of planning permisson.
The Government's Planning Portal provides planning advice on common household projects as well as a number of interactive tools. You can also make an online planning application using the planning portal.
Follow the link below to find out more about the Planning System.
From 30 May 2013 the Government has introduced new permitted development rights to allow for larger house extensions as well as changes to commercial properties. Full details of the criteria and procedures are contained in the legislation and on the Planning Portal .
You can submit a preliminary enquiry in writing or by e-mail . You will need to enclose sketch plans and a written description regarding your proposal. We will endeavour to provide an informal written response within 28 working days as to whether planning permission is needed and if it is likely to succeed.
For properties within the South Downs National Park there is a charge for preliminary enquiries. Charges will be reviewed for the rest of the Horsham District in 2013.
Please note you will need permission from Building Control to construct a conservatory, carport, porch or covered yard with an area of more than 30 square metres.