Notice of Referendum - 28th June 2018
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
| Application|| Deadline for Receipt|
| New applications to register to vote|| Tuesday 3rd July 2018 |
| New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote or proxy appointment|| 5pm on Wednesday 4th Jully 2018|
| New Applications to vote by proxy|| 5pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018 |
| Applications for an emergency proxy vote|| 5pm on Thursday 19th July 2018 |
Draft Plan Consultation - 5th November 2016
Please click here for FULL details of the Draft Plan Consultation (Reg 14 - Pre Submission Plan)
Consultation Results November 2015
On the 13th and 14th of November, the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group held a public exhibition at Slinfold Village Hall. This was the third public exhibition so far in the Neighbourhood Plan process and important as considerations have changed with regard to how sites should be assessed and the number of proposed sites has increased to fifteen (see below)
| Site No.|| Site|| No. of Units|| Status|
| 1.|| East of Hayes Lane || 15 || PROPOSED |
| 2.|| End of West Way/Nibletts Farm || 18 || PROPOSED |
| 3.|| Nowhurst Business Park || 10 || PROPOSED |
| 4. || Crosby Farm/North of Cricket Pitch || 21 || PROPOSED |
| 5.|| Bridge House Equestrian Centre || 4 || PROPOSED |
| 6. || West of Clapgate Lane - Fladgates || 50 || NOT PROPOSED |
| 7.|| Rear of Red Lyon || 20 || NOT PROPOSED |
| 8. || East of Spring Lane|| 55|| NOT PROPOSED |
| 9. || Lyons Farm || 200 || NOT PROPOSED |
| 10.|| Lower Broadbridge Farm || 50 || NOT PROPOSED |
| 11.|| West of Spring Farm || 10 || PROPOSED |
| 12. || Gate Lodge || || Already has PP |
| 13.|| The Cobblers - Hayes Lane || 10 || PROPOSED |
| 14.|| Crosby Farm - (East) || ||PLAN WITHDRAWN |
| 15. || Nibletts || 4-5 || NOT PROPOSED |
The exhibition focused on “Sustainability” as set out by the National Planning Policy Framework i.e. the Economic, Environmental and Social benefits that could be achieved from individual sites. Display boards explained what this meant and how sustainability could be considered.
Essentially, an emphasis on a smaller number of homes per site, more centrally located around the village, increases the chances of a site being considered “Sustainable”.The boards set out on a site-by-site analysis of the proposals put forward by developers and on the same page the proposals that the working group considered were sustainable in terms of numbers of development given the above criteria.
The public was asked to score the sites on the same basis. The results are summarised in the graph below.
The conclusions of the exhibition were presented to Slinfold Parish Council on the 26th of November. The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group were seeking approval to the following resolutions so that the drafting of the plan could be completed and submitted to Horsham District Council for consideration. The Parish Council RESOLVED:
- that the Housing Need for Slinfold parish during the life of the Neighbourhood Plan will be in the range of 60 to 100 houses (including “windfall sites”) and recognises that there is a requirement to plan for the upper limit.
- to support the sites proposed to be brought forward for development through the Neighbourhood Plan.
- to support the proposed sites to be designated as green spaces in the Neighbourhood Plan.
Drop In Consultation Board Information - 15th November 2015
Thank you for the ongoing support with the neighbourhood plan which is appreciated and also helping to shape the future of Slinfold Village.
Please click here to see the document displayed at the consultation
Public Consultation Information 29th May 2015
Click here to view the information displayed at the public consultation on the 29th May 2015
School Fair and SNP Working Party - 20th May 2015
The working party were present at the School Fair this Sunday, handing out information and answering questions. Click here to read the hand out given out at the Fair
Public Consultation - 29th May 2015
The next public consultation will be a drop in session from 16:30 to 20:30 in 29th May, at the Village Hall. Come and see out proposals for the draft Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan and tell us what you think.
Annual Parish Meeting - 30th April 2015
The Annual Parish Meeting is on Thursday 30th April at 19:00 in the Parish Room of the Village Hall at which Mark Wellesley Wood Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will be updating the Parish on the work of the Neighbourhood Plan - all welcome to attend.
Public Consultation - 17th-18th April 2015
260 people attended the Public Consultations on Sites. Thank you all for your support. If you weren't able to be there, you can still see the sites below:
Site 1 - East of Hayes Lane
Site 2 - End of Westway
Site 3 - Nowhurst
Site 4 - Land North of Cricket Pitch - Crosby Farm
Site 5 - Bridge House
Site 6 - Land West of Clapgate Lane
Site 7 - Rear of Red Lyon
Site 8 - Land East of Spring Lane
Site 9 - Lyons Farm Five Oaks Road
Site 10 - Lower Broadbridge Farm
Consultation Feedback - 16th April 2015
Initial Public Consultation - November 2013
Shortly after forming the Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, the group held a public drop-in consultation session where people could express their views and also find out what a Neighbourhood Plan was about. The feedback from this consultation was verbal to members of the working group and a list of community wishes emerged:
- The Strategic Group
- Development within the Village Envelope
- Preference for smaller developments
- Provision of single units
- Retain adequate sheltered housing
- Need for a Village Green
- KGV re-development
- Broadband (now completed)
- Upgrade Village Hall
- Downs Link Museum
- New Scout Hut
- Improve Mini-bus and Commuter Service
- New Cricket Pavilion
- Roundabout on Lyons Road/A264
- Pavements on A29
- Protect the Downs Link Corridor
- Investigate Locally Generated Power
- Support Sussex Biodiversity Research Centre
- Consult with Youth Worker on provisions
- Audit of Old Folk