Read the current Local Plan

January  2024 - Local Plan Review Update: The Regulation 19 Local Plan has been published for a six week period of representation from 9am Friday 19 January until 5pm Friday 1 March 2024. During this time you are invited to make written comments ('representations') on whether this Regulation 19 Local Plan meets national planning requirements and is legally compliant. Your representations will then be submitted with the Local Plan for consideration by a government-appointed, independent Planning Inspector.


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