Extraordinary parish meeting to discuss North Horsham scheme

Liberty Property Trust's latest plans for North of Horsham development SUS-160930-104412001
Liberty Property Trust's latest plans for North of Horsham development SUS-160930-104412001

An extraordinary North Horsham Parish Council meeting is set to discuss its response to plans for 2,750 homes this week.

Developer Liberty Property Trust has lodged an outline planning application with Horsham District Council for the homes along with a new 46,000 square metre business park, two primary schools, land and a financial contribution for a secondary school, community centre, open space, health facilities, allotments and infrastructure on land north of the A264.

In September 2016, the parish council’s planning committee appointed three working parties to co-ordinate a full response to Liberty’s proposals.

Now the chairman of NHPC, Roger Wilton, has called an extraordinary parish council meeting next week (Thursday October 27) at Holbrook Tythe Barn in Pondtail Road starting at 8pm, to agree the initial comments to be submitted to HDC.

A copy of the proposed comments will be attached to the agenda for the meeting and available on the parish council website at www.northhorsham-pc.gov.uk

The meeting is held in public and there is an opportunity for residents to ask questions or comment at the beginning of the meeting.

The parish council will continue to monitor the application and any changes made to it and comment accordingly until the application goes to HDC’s Development Control North Committee.

One resident has joined the working parties, but the parish council is still keen to include other residents who wish to have some input into the parish council’s response and to hear their comments.

To get involved, contact the clerk at parish.clerk@northhorsham-pc.gov.uk or call 01403 750786.

As parish councils are not statutory consultees and the law only requires then to be notified about planning applications relating to land in its area, residents wishing to make their own specific comments on this application are advised to put them in writing and send them to Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL or by e-mail to contact@horsham.gov.uk

To view proposals visit HDC’s website at www.horsham.gov.uk/planning using code DC/1677.

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