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Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation
Horsham District Council has confirmed the area designation for the Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan as the whole parish of Billingshurst. Click here to open the Area Designation map.
Navigus Planning has been appointed as the Planning Consultancy to work with the Steering Committee on the community engagement process to ensure that as much as possible, residents are fully informed when it comes to voting ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the subsequent referendum. The referendum will decide if the community is happy to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan.
What is Neighbourhood Planning all about,
and why get
These plans will be used to decide the future of the places where you
live and work giving opportunities to:
- Choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built.
- Have your say on what new buildings should look like.
Parish Councils to collect an enhanced rate of Community Infrastructure
What Neighbourhood Plans cannot do:
- Neighbourhood Plans
cannot be used to stop development.
- Propose policies or
allocations contrary to the local planning authorities strategic or
- Propose less
development than that identified in the Local Plan. The Horsham District
Planning Framework (HDPF) identifies 1,500 homes to be delivered
throughout the Plan period, but is not specified how many in each parish.
Please let us know what you think.
For further information, please click
the link below:-
Neighbourhood Plan Consultations - The results so far
Billingshurst Show - June 2016 - View results here and comments here
Flower Show - August 2016 - View results here and comments here
High Street Consultation (1) - September 2016 - View results here and comments here
Commuter Consultation - October 2016 - View results here
High Street Consultation (2) - November 2016 - View results here
Billifest Consultation - December 2016 - View results here
Church Consultation - Nov & Dec 2016 - View results here
Lions Club Consultation - Dec 2016/Jan 2017 - View results here
Weald School Consultation - January 2017 - View results here
Scout & Guide Exec Committee Consultation - Jan 2017 - View results here
Business Consultation October 2016/January 2017 - View here
Business Consultation Overview October 2016/January 2017 - View here
Billingshurst Centre Consultation No. 1 - January 2017 - View here
Adversane Hall Consultation - February 2017 - View here
Billingshurst Centre Consultation No. 2 - February 2017 - View here
Billingshurst Centre Consultation No. 3 - March 2017 - View here
Billingshurst Show - 25 June 2017
Parish Clerk Greg Burt and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee had a stand at the Billingshurst Show, where residents were asked their views on our draft Vision & Objectives, which will be sent to all residents early autumn.
Consultation on the Draft Vision & Objectives - Autumn 2017
Four lucky winners of £25 M&S Vouchers marked the completion of the latest stage in the process to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Billingshurst. 130 responses were received to a consultation on the draft Vision & Objectives which were sent to every household in the parish, and every entry automatically went into a prize draw; thank you to all who responded. The results are now being evaluated, prior to the next stage which will see a series of workshops which should start to firm up ideas that could turn villagers' aspirations into reality.
Plan - Workshops
Work on the Neighbourhood Plan has been continuing throughout the winter months. Two workshops have been held to which stakeholders, community groups, potential developers and those who responded to the recent Vision & Objectives consultation were invited. At these events, attendees were asked to start to put flesh on the bones of the Vision & Objectives, in terms of identifying Opportunities, Threats and Considerations. Confused? Don't worry; we'll be letting you know the outcome and the next stages soon.
Next Steering Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee will be held at the Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 7.30pm, view agenda here
Would you like to get involved?
The Steering Committee is always looking for volunteers who would like to help shape the future of our parish. Interested? Then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Sarah on 01403 782555 to register your interest and find out more.