Read the current Local Plan

March  2024 - Local Plan Review Update: The Regulation 19 Local Plan period of representation closed at 5pm on Friday 1 March 2024.  Any representations received after this time cannot be accepted.  All comments received during the period of representation (9am Friday 19 January - 5pm Friday 1 March 2024) will be published online, subject to them meeting the standards set out within the Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance for Making Representations.  An update in relation to the date of publication of representations, will be provided on our Regulation 19 Local Plan webpage in due course once officers have processed all representations received.

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

The Local Plan review timetable reflects the timeline detailed within the Local Development Scheme.

Our current Local Plan is called the Horsham District Planning Framework. It identifies six priority themes for the Council.

  • Economic Development: Plan for a successful local economy with high levels of employment
  • Efficiency and Taxation: Delivering excellent value and high performance
  • Arts, Heritage and Leisure: Build an arts, leisure and culture reputation that also supports our economy
  • Living, Working Communities: Working together to support the life of local communities
  • Environment: A better environment for today and tomorrow
  • Safer and Healthier: Improving health and well being

Read the Horsham District Planning Framework

View policy area maps

The policy areas covering allocations and designations in the Horsham District Planning Framework are available to view on the Local Plan Mapping Portal.

The easiest way to view the policy areas covered by the Local Plan is to use the Local Plan Mapping tool.

  • Click here to open the Local Plan Mapping Tool
  • Click the Layer List button in the top right corner
  • Open the Horsham District Planning Framework layer and the Constraints layer and tick all the boxes you wish to see
  • As you zoom in the layers will start to appear. The layers are clickable if you would like to see more information
  • To access the map key, click the Legend button in the top right corner

The maps for our main villages and towns are also available as PDFs below. To view the policy map for the whole District, please view our District Policy Map.

Policy Map Key

Policy area maps A-P

Policy area maps R-W