Success for our campaign against Mayfield Market Town’s unwanted and unsustainable plans for a new town on Henfield’s north-eastern border looks firmly within our grip. The proposed development site has NOT been recommended for inclusion in the Horsham District Regulation 19 Draft Local Plan.
What does this mean?
This means that Council Officers at Horsham District Council, on the balance of evidence, have decided against Mayfield Market Town’s proposal and that the proposed site is not suitable for large-scale development. HDC are recommending four major development sites – which include Southwater, Billingshurst, Buck Barn and land west of Ifield.
What happens next?
The Regulation 19 Draft Local Plan will be discussed at the next HDC cabinet meeting on Thursday 15th July. If the cabinet is in agreement, the plan will go to the full Council and then be published for a six-week period of public representation before being submitted to the Planning Inspector for an independent examination.
Our fight is not over, but we welcome this excellent news that shows HDC Council Officers have listened to the concerns raised by LAMBS and our supporters, local MP’s and residents.
We will keep you informed as the Local Plan proceeds along its path to adoption.