SEPTEMBER 3 2020 – “HELP THE COUNCIL RESPOND TO THE ‘PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE’ CONSULTATION” – HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL [CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 4 2020]

The Government announced last week that it was consulting on proposals to reform the planning system in England. Unless that is changed it would oblige Horsham District Council to almost double the number of homes from the current Government minimum target of 920 homes to 1,715 homes a year.

The Council fundamentally disagrees with the proposed increase in house build numbers because it does not believe that the house building industry can deliver 1,715 homes a year. It is difficult enough already to find land that has few constraints for development and to absorb 1,715 homes every year would make that task virtually impossible.

The Council has consistently challenged the Government over housing numbers and its aggressive timetables. It is clear however that the Government sees construction as a key driver of economic recovery.

The Government has said that there should be a public consultation on these new numbers and proposed much simplified planning rules and so we are seeking the views of our residents so that they can be incorporated into our response to the Government.

We want residents to vote to say firstly whether they agree or disagree with our view on the proposed house build numbers and secondly to give us views to help our response to the Government’s consultation.

This poll closes 5pm Friday 4 September.

Read the Council’s full statement https://www.horsham.gov.uk/news/2020/08/council-says-no-to-providing-for-1,715-homes-every-year-for-the-next-10-years

Read the Government’s ‘Planning for the future’ whitepaper www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future/planning-for-the-future

 

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