Itchingfield neighbourhood planning

Itchingfield Parish have produced a neighbourhood plan which have been subject to successful Examination but cannot proceed to Referendum because of the legal requirements in relation to Water Neutrality and the Habitat Regulations.

In order to support the hard work of local communities, Horsham District Council has prepared this Planning Advice Note. These Advice Notes highlight how the policies in the Neighbourhood Plans are considered to align with National Planning Policy. This Planning Advice Note draws together current adopted Local Plan policies, and up-to-date national policy guidance including relevant ministerial statements and the outcome of the Neighbourhood Planning Examiner’s report. It therefore forms a material consideration that will be taken into account by decision makers when determining planning applications.

When the strategic solution to Water Neutrality is implemented, the Council will proceed to take the Itchingfield Neighbourhood Plan to Referendum and upon a successful result the Council will ‘make’ the plan at full Council at the earliest opportunity.

Itchingfield Neighbourhood Plan: submission document

Itchingfield Neighbourhood Plan: Planning Advice Note (June 2023)


Itchingfield Decision Statement (23 September 2021)

Itchingfield Examiner's Report (16 June 2021)

Itchingfield Parish Council Response to the Examiner's Clarification Note (13 May 2021)

Examiner's Clarification Note (16 April 2021)

Representations to the Regulation 16 consultation can be found below:

Ref 1 ECE Planning (Part 1) (redacted)

Ref 1 ECE Planning (Part 2) (redacted)

Ref 2 Miller Homes (Part I) (redacted)

Ref 2 Miller Homes (Part II) (redacted)

Ref 3 Historic England (redacted)

Ref 4 WSCC (redacted)

Ref 5 Inspired Villages (redacted)

Ref 6 HDC (redacted)

Ref 7 Environment Agency (redacted)

Ref 8 Slinfold Parish Council (redacted)

Ref 9 Natural England (redacted)

Ref 10  Surrey County Council (redacted)

Ref 11 Waverley Borough Council (redacted)

Ref 12 Southern Water (redacted)

Ref 13  Sports England (redacted)

Itchingfield Neighbourhood Plan (Reg 16)

Itchingfield Parish Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The submission draft Itchingfield Neighbourhood plan is out to consultation in line with the Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The consultation is for 8 weeks from 5pm 17 December to midnight 11 February 2021. Please click on the link below for further details on how you can comment:

Draft-Submission Consultation

Under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Itchingfield Neighbourhood Plan was out for consultation from 1 November to 13 December 2019.

View the draft Neighbourhood Plan

Approval documents


Under Regulation 5 and 6, the Itchingfield area application was put out for consultation from June 22 to August 3 2015.

Application documents