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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 Crosby Farm - (East)  PLAN WITHDRAWN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.

 consultation results graph

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:

  1.  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.
  2. to support the sites proposed to be brought forward for development through the Neighbourhood Plan.
  3. 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. 

 Stand at a school fair People around a NP stand
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:

  1. The Strategic Group
  2. Development within the Village Envelope 
  3. Preference for smaller developments
  4. Provision of single units
  5. Retain adequate sheltered housing
  6. Need for a Village Green
  7. KGV re-development
  8. Broadband (now completed)
  9. Upgrade Village Hall
  10. Downs Link Museum
  11. New Scout Hut
  12. Improve Mini-bus and Commuter Service
  13. New Cricket Pavilion
  14. Roundabout on Lyons Road/A264
  15. Pavements on A29
  16. Protect the Downs Link Corridor
  17. Investigate Locally Generated Power
  18. Support Sussex Biodiversity Research Centre
  19. Consult with Youth Worker on provisions
  20. Audit of Old Folk