Horsham Town (Un-parished area) neighbourhood planning

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum is a designated body of the Unparished Area of Horsham Town. The Forum comprises of representatives from Denne Neighbourhood Council, Forest Neighbourhood Council and Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council. The Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum's Neighbourhood Plan (HBBNP) area has been Designated.

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan Referendum (Results)

The Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan went to referendum on the 20 October. Two referendums were held: one for residents and one for local businesses. In the residential referendum more than 80% voted in support of the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan. In the business referendum more than 90% voted in support of the plan. The result of the referendum can be found below by clicking on the following links:

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum (business results)

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum (resident results)

Following the results of the referendum, Horsham District Council will look to take the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan to Full Council where the plan will be formally 'made'. Once made the plan will be used to help determine planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan area.

During the referendum the following documents were available to view:

Information Statement (2 August 2022)

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version - Main Plan)

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version - Appendices)

Decision Statement (2 August 2022)

A summary of Representations at Regulation 16

Examiner's Report  (18 Feb 2021)

Habitat Regulations Assessment and Appropriate Assessment Addendum (June 2022)

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan Examination  (completed)

Independent examiner Derek Stebbing has been instructed to undertake the examination of the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan. The examiner will undertake unaccompanied site visits of the area (the week beginning 28 Dec 2020) and has been issued all Reg 16 representations in full. The examiner has produce an Examination Note inviting further comment from specific stakeholders. Stakeholders have until the 15 Jan 2021  to return comments. All comments and responses will be published online.

Examiner's Report 18 Feb 2021

Examiner Procedural Matters and Questions 9 December 2021

Response from Horsham Blueprint to the Examiner's Procedural Matters and Questions ( Jan 2021)

Response from Horsham District Council to the Examiner's Procedural Matters and Questions (15 Jan 2021)

Representations (redacted) to the Regulation 16 can be found below:

Ref 1 Sports England

Ref 2 ECE Planning (Part I)

Ref 2 ECE Planning (Part II)

Ref 3 Resident

Ref 4 North Horsham Parish Council

Ref 5 Warnham Parish Council

Ref 6 Rudgwick Parish Council

Ref 7 Henry Adams (Part I)

Ref 7 Henry Adams (Part II)

Ref 8 HDC Estates

Ref 9 Resident

Ref 10 Resident

Ref 11 Resident

Ref 12 Resident

Ref 13 WSCC

Ref 14 Future Planning and Dev

Ref 15 Historic England

Ref 16 HDC

Regulation 16 consultation (until 2 November 2020)

Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan is now out to consultation in line with the Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The consultation is for 7 weeks from 5pm 14 September to midnight 2 November 2020.

View and comment on the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan

Redesignation of Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum

The Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum (HBBNF) was designated five years ago to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the un-parished part of Horsham town.  In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended), this Forum must be re-designated every five years to allow the process of Neighbourhood Plan preparation to continue.

The HBBNF applied for redesignation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area Forum on the 5 June 2020. The application included the following documents:

  1. Horsham Blueprint re-designation application
  2. Horsham Blueprint re-designation statement
  3. Horsham Blueprint  Constitution
  4. Horsham Blueprint Steering Committee 2020-21
  5. Horsham Blueprint  Affiliated Organisations
  6. Horsham Blueprint designated Area map

There followed a six week consultation (17 June 2020 to 29 July 2020) with 10 representations received. The Council are satisfied the body (HBBNF) meets the express purpose of promoting and improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of the area and is satisfied its membership is open to individuals who live, work and include an elected Member in the neighbourhood area. The application was approved on the 24 August 2020 and a report was issued to Forum members to confirm the redesignation of the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum Area. Read the report approving the redesignation.

Area approval

The Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Forum area was approved in June 2015.

Approval documents

Application

The Neighbourhood Forum application was put out for consultation from September 4 2014 to October 16 2014.

Application documents