21st JUNE, 12 NOON – HORSHAM PARK BANDSTAND – last meeting to raise awareness – please join us!

About a week left. Remind you that an upload to HDC website has to happen by 4PM, Friday 27th June.

Please do this before if possible – website could slow to a crawl on the day, you might not be able to post.

Postal objections – must be RECEIVED by 4PM, Friday 27th June, not postmarked by 4PM, Friday 27th June.

LAST PUBLIC MEETING:

HORSHAM PARK BANDSTAND – SATURDAY 21st JULY

12 NOON

A meeting for any member of the public on Saturday 21st June Horsham Park at the bandstand – a big effort to drum up support and raise awareness for the last week of public consultation!

SEE TAKE ACTION PAGE FOR HELP WITH OBJECTING: http://www.futurehorsham.info

www.futurehorsham.info

Please see the TAKE ACTION PAGE for objection help.

North Horsham Parish Council will be hosting a Public Meeting on Monday 9th June 2014 at 7.30pm at North Heath Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to ‘give voice’ to the electorate of North Horsham to enable them to express their concerns or support for the proposed development north of Horsham.

FINAL CONSULTATION NOW IN PROGRESS.

RESIDENTS BEWARE! RESPOND BY 27/05/2014.

 A 500,000 sq ft business park
 At least 2,500 new houses;
 A 600 space car park;
 A superstore, community and leisure facilities;
 Two new primary schools;
 Land for a parkway train station;
 Land for a new secondary school;
 A crematorium;

• Traffic lights on the A24/A264 Great Daux roundabout;
• A new roundabout on the A264 near Langhurstwood Road;
• Four traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossings on the A264;
• A new bus route via Pondtail Drive.

On 30th April, Horsham District Council (HDC) voted for the Horsham District Preferred Strategy (HDPF) which relies on a single strategic site (see below) – on green fields some of which are in the strategic gap between Horsham and Crawley.

The Proposed Strategy is an enormous gamble with the future of our District. Permanent, irreversible destruction of green fields – to chase money from a temporary financial mechanism linked to Business Rates – that is already being challenged and may well be withdrawn after the general election.

In order to maintain vibrancy and vitality of our towns and villages, development should be distributed across the district, providing employment and affordable homes for local people and protecting the character and scale of our settlements. Despite opposition from parish, district and county councillors, residents and organisations, HDC dismissed objections and alternative suggestions and voted for a strategy which ignores better opportunities and large sites all across the district – and two alternative strategies for using brownfield land across the district ( as directed by NPPF – we should prioritise brownfield land )- in favour of one key orphan development North of Horsham – driven by a disputed need for a 500,000 sq ft business park and at least 2,500 houses.

HDC ignores approx. up to 750,000sq.ft of empty premises in Crawley, approx. 250,000+sq.ft of empty commercial premises in Horsham; approx. 350,000ft of local unused planning permissions for business/industrial space; 28 acre Novartis site with its 500,000+sq ft of commercial premises; and acres of brown-field sites in Horsham, including Searles Yard. HDC has dismissed previous objections but there is one last opportunity to make your views known (make representations) before the consultation closes at 4.00pm on Friday 27th June 2014.

You can make representations on-line at http://www.horsham.gov.uk/environment/planning-policy.aspx or in writing by filling in a Representations form : available from Strategic Planning, Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, West Sussex, RH12 1RL. Tel. 01403 215398.

Objections must be on planning grounds only. See http://www.futurehorsham.info for more information – TAKE ACTION.