DECEMBER 14 2023 – “HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL’S LOCAL PLAN ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ IS BANKRUPT, UNWORKABLE, FLAWED, INSANE AND UNSOUND”

DECEMBER 14 2023 – “HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL’S LOCAL PLAN ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ IS BANKRUPT, UNWORKABLE, FLAWED, INSANE AND UNSOUND” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS – THE IFIELD SOCIETY

 

Homes England’s ‘West of Ifield’ 10,000 masterplan [1st Phase 3000]
NB ‘1st phase’ = Ifield Golf Club [in green] and Ancient Parish Heritage Site [in yellow]

Ancient Parish of Ifield boundary [in black]

 

“I maintain that Homes England’s insane ‘West of Ifield’ masterplan, now voted through irresponsibly and in haste by Horsham District Councillors in the Local Plan, will put the Council at risk of bankruptcy (like Croydon, Slough, Thurrock, Woking and Nottingham). Why? Because if the Planning Inspector declares the flawed plan to be ‘unsound’, the costs will involved will be unimaginable”

Richard W. Symonds – December 13 2023

 

“AN INSANE MASTERPLAN HAS CREATED AN UNSOUND LOCAL PLAN WHICH MIGHT WELL BANKRUPT THE COUNCIL”

LETTER SUBMISSION [UNPUBLISHED]

Dear Editor

By their insane vote last Monday, Horsham District Council has now set in motion a chain reaction which may destroy the ancient Parish of Ifield – as well as making the Council itself at risk of possible bankruptcy.

This community will not stand by and let that destruction happen.

We will stand up and fight – especially the bullies – every step of the way.

The first step will be to make a formal representation to the Planning Inspector to show clearly that HDC’s Regulation 19 Local Plan is not legally compliant and does not meet the tests of ‘soundness’, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The second step will be an immediate launch of the Ifield Parish Map Project.

More steps to follow.

Yours sincerely

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society