North Horsham Parish Council is looking to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan to guide future development within the parish. A Neighbourhood Plan is only viable with strong community engagement. The Parish Council is in the process of delivering a leaflet to every household asking what people think of making a Plan and if they would be willing to be involved.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities.
Neighbourhood plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local planning documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements. (Locality 2017)
North Horsham Parish Neighbourhood Plan
North Horsham Parish Council will be the overarching organisation for producing a Neighbourhood Plan, but the Council needs other organisations and individuals to get involved. The whole parish has been designated for the preparation of the plan.
If you are interested in helping with the Neighbourhood Plan please contact the Clerk on 01403 750786 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Horsham Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group notes