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Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:04

Rother & Hastings, Winter 2017 Report

Written by Stephen Hardy

Rother  suffers as a planning authority from a permanent  malaise – that of being always behind the curve.  Yes, it produced a core strategy back in 2014  with  what  is for the  South East a relatively  modest housing requirement, but according to the latest  planning agendas  is  down to  providing only a  3.1  year housing  supply.  I do not really want to blame the Council because it is house builders who are not  building out permissions granted, but the recent reaction to  this  supposed crisis is for Rother planners to recommend granting  any   application  that comes in the  High Weald AONB, no matter that most of the sites  up for approval were categorised  by the self-same Rother officers three years ago in their SHLAA as red (i.e. not suitable for whatever reasons to be developed) sites.   

Monday, 06 November 2017 17:21

Letter: the hocus pocus of housing target maths

Written by Roger F Smith

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 2 November 2017

Monday, 06 November 2017 15:16

Letter: the hocus pocus of housing target maths

Written by Roger F Smith

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 2 November 2017

Letter published by the West Sussex Gazette, 25 September 2017

CPRE Sussex has raised concerns about a proposed tyre recycling centre in Warnham. Dr Roger Smith, representing CPRE Sussex, submitted a formal response which highlighted omissions in the application in relation to compliance with the West Sussex Waste Local Plan, and Horsham DC’s planning policies, air quality, vehicle movements and disturbance, noise, lighting, impact on wildlife and protected species and the landscape impacts. The application is due to be  decided by West Sussex County Council in December.

Letter published by the West Sussex County Times 19 October 2017

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