Public Exhibition On Proposed Submission

HDC LogoMembers of the public can find out more about how to express their views on the recently approved Proposed Submission document at an exhibition that will be held in Swan Walk Shopping Centre in June.

Councillors as well as officers from the Council will be on hand to answer questions about the draft 20 year strategy for housing and jobs for the Horsham District, which is now in a period of representation until Friday 27 June 2014.

This period gives people the opportunity to provide an independent Planning Inspector with their views on the Plan and make any suggested changes that would help to improve it.

Representations can also be made on the legal or procedural compliance of the Plan and whether it conforms with the Duty to Co-operate.

The exhibition will be held in Unit 65 in Swan Walk Shopping Centre opposite Country Casuals on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 June from 2pm to 6pm and on Saturday 7 June from 10am to 4pm.

Representations should be sent to Horsham District Council by 4pm on Friday 27 June. All comments received, together with a summary of the main issues raised, will be given to the Secretary of State alongside the Horsham District Planning Framework and relevant supporting evidence.

The documents, representations and the summary of issues raised will be considered as part of the Public Examination by an Independent Planning Inspector which will take place this autumn.

If the document is agreed by the Planning Inspector, it is anticipated that the Horsham District Planning Framework will be adopted by the Council in April 2015.

A form has been prepared to help people submit their representations so that it is clear to the Inspector what changes are requested and why. Representations can be made by visiting the Council’s website (, where they can be submitted electronically using the form provided.

Representations can also be emailed to or by post to the Strategic Planning Team at Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL.

To find out more about the period of representation, visit the Council’s website, email or call 01403 215398.