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How to have your say on the Draft Local Plan

Consultation on the Local Plan is open from 17 February 2020 for a 6 week period, ending at 5pm on 30 March 2020. During the Consultation you can comment on any aspect of the Local Plan, including potential development sites.

It is important to note that although potential sites are listed in the draft consultation document, no choices have yet been made. The decisions of the Council on the sites eventually to be allocated will depend on the feedback we receive during this consultation.

Have your say online

In order to comment on the Local Plan online, you must be registered on our database. Register for our database online. Once registered, complete the following steps to have your say.
  • Click the button below to open the consultation homepage
  • Click Respond by making comments on the consultation document
  • The Draft Local Plan will open, and you will be able to Add comments.
  • Comments relating to the potential strategic sites can be made directly against each specific site, which are individually detailed, within the Potential Housing Allocations section of Strategic Policy 14 - Options for Housing Growth
  • Comments relating to the smaller sites located throughout the District can be made against Table 1: Smaller Sites with potential for allocation which is detailed within the Small Scale Development section of Strategic Policy 14 - Options for Housing Growth.

Read more details about the Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18) Consultation process here.

All responses should be made on the official form, either online or printed and returned by 5pm on Monday 30 March. Your comments may be made available for the public to read in council offices and online as part of the Local Plan preparation process. Please note that we cannot accept anonymous comments or comments marked ‘private’ or ‘confidential’.

View and comment on the Draft Local Plan online

Anonymous representations will not be accepted and no inappropriate, derogatory or discriminatory comments should be made regarding an individual or a collective group of individuals. Any comments made of this nature will be disregarded.

View a paper copy

News update: 17 March 2020
Following the latest government advice on the Corona Virus (COVID-19), all libraries in West Sussex are now closed until further notice. However copies of the Draft Local Plan can still  be viewed at the Council offices, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL (between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays). Copies are also held by all District Parish Councils who may be in a position to make copies available to view, but please contact your parish council directly.

We strongly recommend that you register online and submit your comments using the official Consultation form. However, if you are unable to comment online a paper form is also available at the above locations or can be sent to you. Please email or call 01403 215100.