Planning Policy

Planning Policies are documents that help to decide how, where and when development in Horsham District takes place. These documents are used to help make decisions on planning applications and to plan the future needs of the district by assessing what changes are likely to happen and where.

The key Planning Policy document that a council must prepare is its Local Plan. Horsham District Council has recently prepared a new Local Plan to replace the current Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF). This will be called the 'Horsham District Local Plan 2023-2040'. It is currently at an advanced stage of preparation, known as the 'Regulation 19 stage'. From 19 January 2024, comments (or 'representations') can be made on the new Local Plan.

To find view and find out how to comment, visit our Local Plan Regulation 19 page.