In August every household and business in the designated area received a Neighbourhood Plan survey and of the 3,100 delivered by volunteers, to whom I am most grateful, 985 were returned. This was an uplift from the first plan of over 250 responses. That data is now being assessed and will help inform the State of the Parish Report.
Our Call for Sites notice has been published and we have written to all of the site owners / agents of the allocated sites of the first plan, notifying them that we are producing a second plan. These will go through the site assessment process, which will be helped by the Housing Needs Assessment that has been carried out by AECOM on our behalf.
We will give developers the opportunity to give a site presentation at a public meeting. We will be holding those meetings at 7pm Tuesday 14th November and 7pm Tuesday 28th November. There is also a backup date of Thursday 30th November at 7pm if time does not allow all presentations to be completed on the previous two dates. Please come along and take the opportunity to question their proposals.
With input from Horsham District Council, who are producing the Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment on our behalf, our aim is to be able to submit our pre-submission plan, for consultation over a six week period, in the spring or early summer of 2018.
Ray Osgood, Neighbourhood Plan