Public inquiries

Find details on this page of upcoming public inquiries relating to planning applications.

Christ's Hospital School planning application inquiry

Reason for inquiry

Appeal by Project Manager Christ Hospital School relating to the Planning Application to Horsham District Council for Proposed two storey extension to the existing sports centre to provide two new swimming pool, spa facilities, two class studios, a fitness suite and cafe. Construction of a six-lane, all-weather running track with eight-lane sprint track and ancillary athletic facilities and floodlighting. Construction of a 3G artificial grass pitch with floodlighting. Relocation of spoil on land to the east. Creation of an unlit outdoor adventure area with 15 stations east of the new track. Associated car parking for 272 cars, and a new permanent access to Christ Hospital Road, closure of the existing Infirmary Drive access with conversion of disused section of drive to a sprint track. Erection of associated equipment store, fencing and lighting at Christ Hospital School, The Avenue, Christs Hospital, Horsham.

This Inquiry has been postponed and will no longer take place on 18 May. Once a new date has been agreed with the Inspectorate new details will be posted.

Case documents

View all documentation relating to the Christs Hospital planning application inquiry

Land at Newhouse Farm Horsham planning application inquiry: 25 May to 2-4 June

Reason for inquiry

Appeal by FCP Land 4 Ltd relating to Land South of Newhouse Farm, Old Crawley Road, Horsham. Outline application for the erection of 473 dwellings, with new access provided off the Crawley Road, with associated areas of open space and landscaping. All matters reserved apart from access.

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an Inquiry opening on the date shown above to decide the appeals. The Inquiry will be held as a virtual event run by an Inspector in the normal way, but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Attendance information

Before deciding whether to take an active part in the inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector and re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.

If you feel that taking part in the Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways:

  • To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser).
  • Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Please note that joining by telephone to the 020 number that will be used will incur charges. You should check actual rates with your provider.

If you wish to just observe the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer. If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer whether you wish only to appear at the Inquiry and make a statement, or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics. Where possible, advance statements should be submitted by interested parties wishing to address the event.

If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support whether joining by Teams or telephone.

The Inquiry will be livestreamed on the Planning Inspectorate’s YouTube channel. It will begin at 10am on 25 May, 11am on 26 May and at 9.30am on the following days. Anyone wishing to view the livestream only does not need to pre-register with the Planning Inspectorate.

Anyone wishing to participate more fully in the inquiry and take an active part in proceedings must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer Alison Dyson as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry. Email  alison.dyson@planninginspectorate.gov.uk or call 0303 444 5304.

Case documents

View all documentation relating to the Newhouse Farm Horsham planning application inquiry

View Core Documents for the Inquiry on the Newhouse Farm Appeal website