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Neighbourhood Plan for the area of Slinfold Parish
1. A referendum will be held on Thursday, 19th July 2018 to decide on the question below
Do you want Horsham District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Slinfold Parish Council to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area ?
2. Applications to register to vote or vote by post or proxy should be made to the Electoral Registration Officer at
Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL by the dates shown below
Please see documents below for more information
Slinfold Decision Statement - 8th June 2018
Slinfold Examiners Report - Jan 2018
Slinfold Information for Voters
Slinfold Information Statement
Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan 2018
Slinfold SA Non-Technical Summary
Slinfold SA SEA Update June 2018
Slinfold Summary of Representations Modifications Consultation June 2018
This update is a little longer than normal but a lot has been going on. As you will all hopefully be aware, HDC has been running a consultation on the Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan and it closes on 4th May.
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Residents who have been monitoring the progress of the Slinfold Parish Neighbourhood Plan will know that after the Examiner issued his 17 point modification to the Plan, there have been on-going discussions between the Parish Council and Horsham over which of the amendments to accept and/or reject. We are now into a further consultation period which closes on the 4th May and it is up to us as a Parish to make our views known.
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At a meeting to discuss the Examiners Report, HDC outlined the position - this is their plan and they very much want to work with SPC. There are 3 options:
1 Accept plan modifications, as is, and go to referendum.
2 Scrap the whole plan
3 Accept some but not all the mods (Preferred option)
HDC is prepared to make changes but as a rule wanted to try and accept as many of the examiners recommendations as possible, otherwise the Plan might have to be re-examined with the risk a new examiner doesn't pass it.
In summary, the main issues are:
1 HDC do want to see numbers for sites. They will word numbers as "at least..." which gives a 10% tolerance
2 They want us to review the allocation on Hayes Lane as 15 is too low and we should review our rationale.
3 They do support the Examiners suggestion to remove the scout hut from Crosby farm. They do recommend we beef up the Cobblers to include the scout hut explicitly.
4 They support the removal of End of Westway as a site and the consequent removal of the Central fields as Local Green Space. They will reference in their explanations that Central Fields will be picked up in a forthcoming Conservation area review and they have prioritised Slinfold.
The process hereon is HDC publishes its explanation of the modifications and holds another 6 week consultation. then 5 weeks later they make their decision to either go to referendum or go for re-examination.
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Please see links below for update
Letter from Norman Kwan - Examiner Procedural Matters
Schedule of minor amendments
Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment
Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (non-technical summary)
Consultation Statement Appendices 1-13
Consultation Statement Appendices 13-21
Basic Conditions Statement
Anti-Coalescence Gap Background Paper
Open Space and Local Green Space Background Paper
Site Unit Assessment Background Paper
Scout Hut Background Paper
Letter from Examiner (7th November)
Summary of Representations Regulation 16 Consultation
Schedule of Representors
Examiners Question (1-2 & 4)
Examiners Question (1-2 & 4, Map)
Examiners Question (3)
Further information can be found on HDC website by clicking here and scrolling down to select Slinfold Parish.
We have been advised by HDC that they uploaded the wrong version of our Neighbourhood Plan onto their consultation website. They now need to rerun the 6 week consultation.
A further consultation of the plan will now run for 6 weeks from the 11 September 2017 to 5pm on the 23 October 2017.
Horsham District council have expressed their sincere apologies for this error.
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