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Local Plan review timetable

Latest News: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Delay to Horsham District Local Plan process

The meeting of full Council on 28 July to approve the Regulation 19, Pre-Submission Horsham District Local Plan document, has been postponed.

This follows the Government's announcement of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on Tuesday 20 July, without notice. These changes have significant implications on the Horsham District Local Plan.

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The formal Local Plan timetable is set out in the Local Development Scheme. This document sets out the production timetable for the planning documents we will be publishing over the next two years. It is reviewed on a regular basis to take account of changes to our anticipated Local Plan preparation timetable.

For a more detailed explanation of each stage of the Local Plan, or how we consult please visit our What is a Local Plan? page and our Statement of Community Involvement documents.

6 April-22 May 2018Publish Issues and Options
May 2019-January 2020 Evidence Gathering
February-March 2020 Regulation 18: Public Consultation on Draft Plan
April 2020-Spring 2021 Regulation 19: Preparation of Proposed Submission Documents
10 September-22 October 2021 Regulation 19: Proposed submission and period for representation
Winter 2021 Submission of Draft Plan
Spring/Summer 2022        Local Plan Examination process by the Government Inspector
Autumn 2022 Post-Examination Plan Modifications
Autumn/Winter 2022 Inspector's Report
Early 2023 Adoption of the Local Plan