Local Development Framework
Considerable progress has been made in preparing the
new Horsham District Local Development Framework which
will replace the current 1997 Adopted Local Plan.
Local Development Framework consists of the following
the programme and timetable for preparing the LDF.
The Statement of
a document which sets out how the Council
will involve the community during the production of
Development Documents (LDDs):
the key documents which have development plan status
and are therefore the starting point for making
decisions on planning applications. They include the
Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of Land,
Area Action Plans, Proposals Maps, and General
Development Control Policies.
addition, the Council may prepare non statutory
Documents (SPDs) which provide detailed
guidance to supplement the policies in a LDDs. SPDs
are produced in consultation with stakeholders but are
not subject to public examination. HDC says they are
“a material consideration in the determination of
planning applications and carry more weight in the
planning application decision making process than the
former Supplementary planning guidance”.
the only one published in draft covers Planning
Obligations (broadly what are now known as Sec 106
Agreements). The Masterplan for West of Horsham will
be a Supplementary Planning Document. So, too, will
Parish and Town Design Statements. The Society has
joined a joint steering committee with the
Neighbourhood Councils and North Horsham Parish
Council to develop a Horsham Town Design Statement.
preparation and consultation process is complex and
lengthy. The Core Strategy was adopted by the
Council in February 2007 after a public
examination in September 2006. The Council has
also submitted for approval its proposal on site
specific allocations of land for development and its
proposed General Development Control Policies.
The Horsham Society has commented on the proposals at
each stage and was represented at the public
examination A further public examination, this
time of the site specific allocations of land for
development, started on 12 June 2007.
began work earlier in 2006 on developing a Masterplan
for the proposed West of Horsham development which
would include 2,000 new homes. The Horsham Society
has been represented at workshops etc and will retain
a close interest.
also being undertaken jointly by HDC and Crawley
Borough Council on the preparation of a West and North
West Crawley Joint Area Action Plan covering the area
identified for up to 2,500 new homes. The Society has
commented on the first issues and options consultation
document. Our main concern as this work progresses is
to ensure that the Strategic Gap is maintained, that
there will be a clearly defined new boundary to
Crawley, and that any developments in the Action Plan
Area do not lead to subsequent pressures on the
detail, and copies of all the LDF documents, can be
found on the HDC website at
Details about the West and North West of Crawley Joint
Area Action Plan can be found at:
following links provide further details of the
Society’s representations etc.
Notes on the
on Joint Area Action Plan: issues & options paper»
Statement for Horsham Town»
STATEMENT OF EVIDENCE FOR PUBLIC EXAMINATION
Matter 1: General