The Council consults widely with residents, service users and others about existing and planned services and initiatives. It does this in a number of ways - including surveys and focus groups. It sometimes does this jointly with other organisations.

Residents and other related respondents are invited to give their comments on the following documents currently out for consultation.

A new community centre at Highwood near Horsham

Have your say on our proposals for a new Community Centre in the Highwood development near Horsham.

As part of an agreement between Horsham District Council and Berkeley Homes, the Council was allocated land to build a new community centre and we are now in a position to seek feedback to ensure that this new amenity meets the needs of local people.

Take a look at our virtual exhibition and send us your feedback, and register for our webinar on 27 September to find out more. The deadline for feedback is Wednesday October 6.

The exhibition boards are also available as a PDF download, which can be printed.

Discretionary Business Rate Relief for charitable organisations consultation

Councils have a statutory duty to collect business rates, and are also able to award discretionary rate relief in certain cases to reduce a business rates bill for charitable organisations.

The Council sets a budget each year for the cost of discretionary rate relief and reviews the maximum level of rate relief awarded to remain within the total budget available.

For the financial year 2022/23 Horsham District Council is proposing to revise the existing Discretionary Relief policy. It is proposed to remove the current caps on discretionary relief awards so that eligible organisations may benefit from 100% rate relief for the financial year 2022/23

To find out more about the proposal and make a comment, visit the LGSS website.

View and comment

Public Path (No. 2487) Diversion Order 2020, Thakeham

On August 3 2021 Horsham District Council confirmed the above named Order was made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980.

The effect of the Order as confirmed will be to divert a 180 meters length of part of public footpath no 2487 in the Parish of Thakeham Point A OS grid reference 510677 E, 116962 N  to B OS grid reference 510683 E, 116809 N), situated around the field of Abingworth Meadows as shown on the plan and substituting that with a new 140m length of footpath having a width of 3 metres from Point B OS grid reference 510683 E, 116809 N  to Point C (OS grid reference  510570 E, 116899 N to the north of the cricket pitch of the Abingworth Meadows site as shown on the plan.

Confirmation of Order

Planning consultations

Current open planning consultations, including Neighbourhood plan consultations, are listed on our Current planning consultations page.