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Roger F Smith - CPRE Sussex
Roger F Smith

Roger F Smith

Subject: house-building targets are decided – by Planning Inspectors, “unelected official, whose decisions cannot be challenged - and who cannot be held to account by councils and communities should his decisions prove to be flawed”.

“Since he does not explain how he has arrived at a number for the latter, one must conclude that the allocation is arbitrary.”

The Planning Inspector who examined the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF), has decided that a minimum of 750 new houses pa should be built in Horsham District in the period 2011-2031, amounting to at least 15,000 in total.

Subject: house-building targets are decided – by Planning Inspectors, “unelected official, whose decisions cannot be challenged - and who cannot be held to account by councils and communities should his decisions prove to be flawed”.

“Since he does not explain how he has arrived at a number for the latter, one must conclude that the allocation is arbitrary.”

The Planning Inspector who examined the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF), has decided that a minimum of 750 new houses pa should be built in Horsham District in the period 2011-2031, amounting to at least 15,000 in total.

Letter published by the West Sussex Gazette 7 January 2015

Where Planning Power Rests: House-building target imposed on Horsham District by Planning Inspector is dependent on untested and questionable presumptions and assumptions.

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 1 January 2015

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 25 September 2014:

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 4 September 2014:

Implications of Planning Appeal Decision – is Horsham District Council aware?

7 August 2014

The following letter has been published in West Sussex County Times:

CPRE Sussex Horsham District have submitted a response to Horsham District Council’s ‘Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) Proposed Submission’, which was subject to a 6-week public consultation closing 27 June.

Friday, 30 May 2014 11:44

Update: May 2014

LOCAL PLAN

Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) Proposed Submission May 2014.
Six week consultation ends 27 June at 4.00pm:

13000 houses (650 houses pa) in the HDPF plan-period 2011-31.

Friday, 23 May 2014 13:31

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