Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Update - June 2020


The Regulation 16 consultation for The Billingshurst Neighbourhood Plan will be commencing on 17 June at 5pm. The consultation will last for 8 weeks and will finish at Midnight on Wednesday 12 August 2020. 

Please click the link below to view the complete legal compliance form from Horsham District Council and a copy of their Public Notice: 

/_UserFiles/Files/Submission Checklist Reg 16 Billingshurst.pdf

/_UserFiles/Files/Billingshurst Reg 16.pdf 




 Neighbourhood Plan Update - April 2020


Billingshurst Parish Council has submitted its Draft Neighbourhood Plan 2020-2031 to Horsham District Council (HDC); see documents below.

Since beginning the Neighbourhood Plan process in 2015, considerable work has been undertaken to arrive at this point.  From here the process dictates a further consultation (the so-called Regulation16 consultation) before submission for independent examination, ordinarily held by the Planning Inspectorate, then a parish referendum; should more than 50% of voters then support the Plan, it will be adopted and be a material consideration when considering future planning proposals in Billingshurst parish.  


Recent advice from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in regulations linked to the Coronavirus Act 2020, is that no elections or referendums can take place until 6 May 2021.  This includes Neighbourhood Planning referendums.  Should the regulations change, Billingshurst Parish Council will engage with HDC to initiate the next steps to referendum at the earliest opportunity.


Billingshurst Parish Council will continue to support the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan.  As and when its working party needs to meet, details will be advertised in advance in accordance with usual practice.  Updates may also be presented to future Parish Council meetings. 

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