Local Plan review evidence base

There are a number of documents that support the Local Plan review. Collectively these are known as the Local Plan evidence base and can be viewed below.

These documents support the Local Plan 2021-38. To view the evidence base for the current Local Plan, the Horsham District Planning Framework, please visit the Planning Policy evidence base page.

Duty to Cooperate

Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council and Crawley Borough Council have signed a joint Statement of Common Ground. This sets out how the three authorities are working together to address cross-boundary strategic planning issues.

Climate Change

Conserving the Natural and Built Environment

Habitats Regulations Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal

Economic Development


Housing: Site Assessment Report

Viability Assessment

Infrastructure, Transport and Healthy Communities

Landscape Capacity Study and overview maps

The Landscape Capacity Study Housing and Employment Overview maps have been uploaded to our website as a .jpg due to the original files' large file sizes. High-resolution PDF files (28MB) of these documents are available on request. Please email strategic.planning@horsham.gov.uk.

Landscape Capacity Study Overview maps: Part One

Landscape Capacity Study: Part Two maps

Transport Study and Appendices

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and Appendix Figures 1-8

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Appendix 9-11

Appendix 1 Figure 10 has been uploaded to our website as a .jpg due to the original file's large file size. A high-resolution PDF file (28MB) of this document is available on request. Please email strategic.planning@horsham.gov.uk.

Gatwick Sub-Region Water Cycle Study

Upper Mole Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Upper Mole SFRA Appendices

Water Neutrality

The Horsham Local Plan Water Neutrality Technical Note is an extract of Appendix E of the Habitats Regulations Assessment, June 2021.  The Technical Note therefore forms part of the wider Habitats Regulations Assessement which forms part of this Evidence Base.