Local Plan Regulation 19

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We are reviewing our Local Plan for the Horsham District.

The new Horsham District Local Plan 2023 - 2040 will set out planning policies and proposals to guide development in the District, excluding the South Downs National Park, up to 2040.  Anyone can view and comment on the Regulation 19 Local Plan from 9am Friday 19 January until 5pm Friday 1 March.

What is the Proposed Submission Local Plan?

The Local Plan sets out where new development may be allocated, how much affordable housing may be built and includes policies for considering new development proposals such as infrastructure, community facilities, design and heritage and addressing the causes and potential impacts of climate change.

Taking into account the feedback received at previous consultation stages, we have drafted the Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Local Plan.

Your views count: 9am, Friday 19 January to 5pm, Friday 1 March 2024

We are now at the stage where we are seeking your views on the whether the Regulation 19 Plan is legally compliant and meets the tests of ‘soundness’, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

This Regulation 19 documentation is the next stage of the Local Plan review in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. It takes into account previous consultation feedback, along with the evidence base documentation produced to support the production of the revised Local Plan.

Unlike previous consultations, we are required to ask specific questions which will give people an opportunity to comment on how the Local Plan has been prepared, whether its aims are achievable and whether the Regulation 19 Plan is based on a robust evidence base.

Your representations from this stage will be submitted with the Regulation 19 Plan for consideration by a Government appointed independent Planning Inspector.

Find out how to have your say

Comments on the consultation documents must be submitted during the six-week period of representation commencing at 9am Friday 19 January until 5pm Friday 1 March 2024.  Representations received outside of this period will not be accepted.

You can make representations using our online consultation form.  This is the best way to comment as it ensures that your comments are summarised and recorded accurately and are processed quickly.  The online system also allows for attachments to be uploaded (e.g. supplementary evidence).  Details of alternative ways to comment are also available via the link below.

View and comment on Regulation 19

For any general questions or queries in relation to the representation process, please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 01403 215398.

Regulation 19 Formal Notice