In today’s County Times: Plans for 13,000 new homes faces scrutiny

County Times front page October 30. SUS-141030-100924001

County Times front page October 30. SUS-141030-100924001

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The fight over the future of the Horsham district is set to restart as scrutiny of the council’s housing blueprint starts next week.

In other Horsham news the owner of a town centre shop supplied materials use in the new film ‘Mr Turner’ starring Timothy Spall, leisure centre campaigners have expressed disappointment at the amount of details in new plans for Broadbridge Heath, and the annual Poppy Appeal has been launched in the district.

Two Horsham schools celebrated the completion of major building projects, a TV celebrity has bought Horsham MP Francis Maude’s Dial Post home, and the council has recognised the Horsham district’s Commonwealth Games medal winners.

We look at the buildings in English Heritage’s At Risk register, plans for a new dinosaur park in Southwater Country Park, and a UKIP candidate’s bid to become the town’s next MP as he launches his campaign for next year’s General Election.

Tributes have been paid to a pop icon Alvin Stardust who lived in Billingshurst, a memorial to two men who died in a train crash 50 years ago has been unveiled at Horsham Railway Station, while a historic store near Horsham’s Iron Bridge has reopened.

In South Downs news a woman was rescued after her car crashed into a pond in Storrington, a woman from Henfield has sadly died after a collision near Brighton, a popular arts show in Storrington returns, and plans for 21 new homes in West Chiltington have been submitted to the council.

St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Handcross Park School, and Arunside School all feature in our First Day at School picture special in this week’s paper.

In Horsham district sport Horsham FC has signed up a fan favourite, but lost its captain in the week they were beaten by Three Bridges, Horsham YMCA battled for a point against Eastbourne United, Loxwood beat Broadbridge Heath by two goals. We also have reports on hockey, athletics, rugby, basketball and swimming.

Lastly in our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview the Capitol Theatre’s involvement in celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, alongside other previews, reviews, what’s on, and listings.