Henfield neighbourhood planning

The Henfield Neighbourhood Plan was formally made at Full Council on 23 June 2021.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum was held for Henfield's Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 6 May 2021.

View the referendum results on our Election results page.

Please click on the links below to read documents associated with the Referendum:

Covid-19 measures

With COVID-19, Horsham District Council has reviewed its protocols regarding referendums. In order to progress safely we have made a decision that if you are not able to view the relevant documents online, hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents will be viewed by appointment only at Parish Council offices and at the District Council offices. Details of the location for these are given in the Information Statement above.

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 20 December 2019. This consultation has concluded. The Council appointed independent Examiner Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the examination of the Submission Draft Henfield Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner published his report on the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan on the 11 May 2020. A decision statement was published on the 22 June 2020.

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan (June 2020)

Decision Statement

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (22 June 2020)

Examination Report

Henfield Neighbourhood Plan - Examiners Report 11 May 2020


Horsham District Council - Response to Clarification Note 17 April 2020

Henfield Parish Council - Response to Clarification Note 17 April 2020

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