Public inquiries

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

Ravenscroft, Storrington planning application inquiry: 7-10 March and 21-22 March 2023

Reason for inquiry

Appeal by A2 Dominion relating to two linked applications at Land West of Ravenscroft, Storrington:

DC/21/2086 and SDNP/21/04702/OUT: Hybrid application consisting of full permission for the relocation and enhancement of the Ravenscroft Allotment site and Outline Planning Permission for up to 78 homes with all matters reserved except access (excluding internal estates roads) from Ravenscroft, and new community parkland.

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an Inquiry opening on the dates shown above to decide the appeals. The Inquiry will be held as an in person event run by an Inspector in the normal way.

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 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.

The Inquiry will begin at 10am on 7 March at the Roffey Millennium Hall in Horsham. Please note there is limited parking for a maximum of 4 hours in the adjacent public car park, however there is available street parking nearby. On 21 & 22 March, the venue will be the Bodiam Room, Horsham District Council offices, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham.

S.106 and Planning Obligations round table discussion will be online on 27 March. The joining details are as follows:

Meeting time: 27 March 2023 10am

You can join the meeting using a web browser or by downloading the Microsoft Teams app. Use the joining details below:

Meeting ID: 328 426 791 247

Passcode: ySwzFF

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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 Bell as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry. Email or call 0303 444 5279.

Case documents

View all documentation relating to the Ravenscroft planning application and inquiry DC/21/2086

View all documentation relating to the Ravenscroft planning application SDNP/21/04702/OUT*

*Note all Inquiry material is held under application DC/21/2086 on the Horsham District Council website via the above link.