Parish Planning


Latest News – Consultation on Horsham District Council Local Plan

Latest News –

Horsham District Council is consulting on the Local Plan. The Consultation is open from 17 February 2020 for a 6 week period, ending at 5pm on 30 March 2020. During the Consultation you can comment on any aspect of the Local Plan, including potential development sites. Comments can be made here: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planning/local-plan/have-your-say

The Parish Council has drafted the following response to the consultation: Draft Consultation Response HDC LP Review

The Parish Council urges residents to read the Horsham Local Plan and the Parish Council’s comments and to respond to the consultation. The final document will have a direct impact on the parish, so have your say!

What is a Local Plan?

A Local Plan sets out the strategic planning strategy for Horsham District. It shows how Horsham District Council aim to meet the social, economic and environmental needs of the District. This includes setting minimum housing numbers, supporting the delivery of community infrastructure, transport links and job opportunities.

What does this mean for the Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan?

Depending on the outcome of the Local Plan Consultation, Warnham’s Neighbourhood Development Plan may need to be updated to include more dwellings.

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View and comment on Horsham planning applications here

Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan

Latest News – Warnham Neighbourhood Plan wins commendation for Planning Excellence

The Royal Town Planning Institute South East held its annual ceremony to present awards for Planning Excellence at the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth on November 21, 2019. Horsham District Council and Warnham Parish Council were delighted to receive a commendation for Excellence in Plan Making Practice for the Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan. The award was especially welcome as much of the competition was against established planning consultancies and large town authorities.

To find out more about the award please click here

The Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan is a planning document that sets out how the community would like the parish to develop over the next 15 to 20 years or so. It sets out policies relating to how land is used and developed, rather like Horsham District Council’s (HDC) District Planning Framework but at a much more local level.

It will ultimately set the criteria against which any new planning applications will be judged, hence it has to undergo a number of formal processes to ensure it is robust and well-evidenced. This includes an independent examination and a public referendum. If successful, the plan will be adopted by HDC as part of its Local Plan and Warnham will have set out its detailed policies for future development in the parish.

The plan can give us a much greater say on how we want Warnham to be for future generations: including how new housing is integrated, what it should look like, which land should be set aside for leisure uses, what green spaces should be protected or where new ones should go.

The Plan is formally led by the Parish Council, however, a Steering Group comprising both members of the public and local councillors has been established to work with the community and write the plan.  Members of the public are very welcome to attend the regular planning meetings and details of these can be found in the Meetings and Events page.

The Referendum

The Referendum was held on Thursday 13th June 2019. The Plan received a ‘Yes’ vote at the Referendum and was ‘Made’ at Horsham District Council’s Full Council Meeting on 26th June 2019.

The local community voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Plan. The turnout was 34% with 442 votes for ‘Yes’ and 131 for ‘No’.

It follows that significant weight can now be applied to the Warnham Neighbourhood Plan when determining applications in Warnham Parish.

Congratulations to the Parish for all their hard work during the development of their plan.

horsham district council logo

View and comment on Horsham planning applications here

horsham district council logo

View and comment on Horsham planning applications here

Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan

Visit the Warnham Plan website

The Warnham Neighbourhood Development Plan is a planning document that sets out how the community would like the parish to develop over the next 15 to 20 years or so. It sets out policies relating to how land is used and developed, rather like Horsham District Council’s (HDC) District Planning Framework but at a much more local level.

It will ultimately set the criteria against which any new planning applications will be judged, hence it has to undergo a number of formal processes to ensure it is robust and well-evidenced. This includes an independent examination and a public referendum. If successful, the plan will be adopted by HDC as part of its Local Plan and Warnham will have set out its detailed policies for future development in the parish.

The plan can give us a much greater say on how we want Warnham to be for future generations: including how new housing is integrated, what it should look like, which land should be set aside for leisure uses, what green spaces should be protected or where new ones should go.

The Plan is formally led by the Parish Council however a Steering Group comprising both members of the public and local councillors has been established to work with the community and write the plan.

The Referendum

The Referendum was held on Thursday 13th June 2019. The Plan received a ‘Yes’ vote at the Referendum and was ‘Made’ at Horsham District Council’s Full Council Meeting on 26th June 2019.

The local community voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Plan. The turnout was 34% with 442 votes for ‘Yes’ and 131 for ‘No’.

It follows that significant weight can now be applied to the Warnham Neighbourhood Plan when determining applications in Warnham Parish.

Congratulations to the Parish for all their hard work during the development of their plan.

Parish Plan 2007 Documents