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Draft Local Plan: Your questions answered

What is the timetable for the Horsham District Local Plan?

We are currently consulting on the Horsham Local Plan Review Regulation 18 document.

The consultation is open from 17 February until 30 March 2020.

Once comments have been considered and the draft Plan has been further refined, we will consult on the final draft of the Local Plan in the Autumn 2020, aiming for a Government inspector to examine it in 2021.

For further information about the stages of plan preparation and the timescales this will take place visit our Local Plan timetable page.

How do I comment on the Local Plan?

We welcome your comments on the Draft Local Plan 2019-36. The easiest way to comment on the Local Plan is online.

  • Click the link below to open the consultation homepage
  • Click Respond by making comments on the consultation document
  • The Draft Local Plan will open, and you will be able to Add comments.

In order to comment on the Local Plan, you must be registered on our database. Register for our database online.

View and comment on the Draft Local Plan

How can I stay informed about the Horsham District Local Plan?

Your involvement in this process is very important to us.  Information about the consultation will be displayed around the District during this time and posted in the media and online. You will also have a chance to attend public events to find out more about what is being proposed.

Everything you need to know about how to get involved is available at

To comment online, you will need to register or, if you are already registered, log in to be able to complete the questionnaire.

Sign up here to register for updates and to have your say

I have some questions about the consultation. How can I contact you?

We’d encourage you to have a read of the FAQ’s below as one of these may answer your question. If you still have any questions regarding the consultation, please contact the Strategic Planning Team by emailing or calling 01403 215100

Will my comments be made public? Are there instances when comments may not be accepted by the Council?

Your comments may be made available for the public to read in council offices and online as part of the Local Plan preparation process. Please note that we cannot accept anonymous comments or comments marked ‘private’ or ‘confidential’.

Please be aware that your name may be published against comments you have submitted. All personal information will be processed in accordance with the Horsham District Council’s Privacy Policy available at

The Council will not accept comments which may reasonably be considered offensive, racist, discriminatory or threatening. Any such submissions may be reported to relevant authorities and/or will be destroyed.