Public inquiries

Find details on this page of upcoming public inquiries relating to planning applications.

Lower Broadbridge Farm public inquiry: 17-20 October and 24-25 October 2023

*please note the new dates for this inquiry*

Reason for inquiry

Planning appeal by Gleeson Land subsequent to the refusal of planning permission by Horsham District Council in respect of:-

Ref: DC/22/1052 – Outline application for the development of the site to provide up to 133 dwellings including the creation of new vehicular access, public open space, landscape planting, surface water attenuation and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved except for access

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an Inquiry opening on the dates shown above to decide the appeals. The Inquiry will be held in person and livestreamed online:

Attendance information

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views.

Before deciding whether to take an active part in the inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from the initial application and subsequent appeal stage will be available to the Inspector and considered in their determination. Re-stating the same points made within previous written submissions will not add further weight. There will not be a facility for interested parties to participate virtually, accordingly, if you do intend to make further representations you will be required to attend the inquiry in person.

If you only wish to observe proceedings, please consider whether it is necessary for you to attend in person in light of potential capacity constraints. If you do wish to make a statement in person at the inquiry, please do advise the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer in advance of the Inquiry. Where possible advance statements should be submitted by interested parties wishing to participate in proceedings.

If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

The Inquiry will begin at 10am on 17th October at the District Council offices in Horsham (Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL).

Planning Inspectorate Case Officer:

Anyone wishing to participate more fully in the inquiry and take an active part in proceedings must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer Robert Wordsworth via email: or call 0303 444 5608.

Case documents

View all documentation relating to the Broadbridge Farm planning application and inquiry (ref: DC/22/1052)

*Note all Inquiry material is held under application DC/22/1052 on the Horsham District Council website via the above link.