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Henfield neighbourhood planning

Henfield Parish Council formally submitted their draft Neighbourhood Plan 2017 - 2031 to Horsham District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) 2012 (as amended) on 30 October 2019. In accordance with Regulation 16, Horsham District Council ran a consultation from Friday 8 November 2019 to 5pm on Friday 19 December 2019. This consultation has concluded. The Council has appointed independent Examiner Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the examination of the Submission Draft Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner has published a clarification note inviting the parish and district council to comment on the plan. The deadline for comments to be returned is the 17 April 2020 (midnight) and they should be sent directly to Horsham District Council at:
All responses will be published online.


The Examiner for Henfield Neighbourhood Plan is Andrew Ashcroft.

Clarification Note from Andrew Ashcroft (25 March 2020)

Schedule of Reg 16 Consultation Responses

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Submission-Draft Plan

Under Regulation 16, the Draft Plan was submitted along with its supporting documentation on 30 October and went out for consultation from 8 November to 20 December 2019. The consultation has now concluded. The Council is now looking to appoint an examiner to undertake the independent examination of the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. To view the Neighbourhood plan and supporting documents, please click on the link below

Judicial review 2016

An application was made to the High Court for a judicial review of the Neighbourhood Plan. The case was heard in the High Court on 4 October 2016. The judgment to quash the Neighbourhood Plan was delivered on 13 October 2016. A copy of full judgment is available to view below.

Designation documents

Area designation

Under Regulation 7, the Decision Notice for Henfield was published on 31 January 2014.

Judgement and reviewed plan


Under Regulation 5 and 6, the Henfield area application was put out for consultation from September 9 to October 21 2013.

Application documents