The Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan was formally made by Horsham District Council at Full Council on 14 December 2022.

This follows a successful public and business referendum on the 20th October 2022. 84% of residents and 90% of businesses who voted, voted in favour of accepting the Horsham Blueprint Business Neighborhood Development Plan.

The plan sets out a vision for the unparished area of Horsham capturing what those who live, work or simply visit Horsham wish, like and desire for the town. A series of fifteen policies presents a blueprint by which those aspirations can be met from now to 2036. Every contribution has played its part: from the youngsters building a perfect Horsham in Minecraft; to the completion of the surveys and long discussions at the various exhibitions in Horsham Town Centre and community events. The Blueprint Steering Committee would like to thank everybody who took the time to vote in person on Thursday or by postal ballot; and to thank the Horsham District Council staff who managed the whole referendum process smoothly and professionally.

The Plan and associated documentation can be downloaded from the Horsham District Council Website(HDC) or the plan only from here.

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood Planning is a way for communities such as ours to develop their own approach to deciding the future of the places where they live and work.

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It is not a legal requirement but a right, which communities can use to determine the development and use of land and to make other improvements to their neighbourhood, including the development of homes, shops, offices, infrastructure and their design.

We want a Neighbourhood plan for Horsham because it will set out our community's vision for the un-parished areas of Horsham for up to the next twenty years. The Neighbourhood Plan has legal status so, decisions on planning applications must take the Neighbourhood Plan into consideration. Communities can put in place planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission for the development they want to see.


- Draft Horsham Blueprint Business Neighbourhood Plan published ! (10th February 2020) The draft plan can be viewed here

Proposed Policy List Published! (18 Aug 2018)

The proposed policy list reflects the things that matter to the residents of Horsham shared with Blueprint through its extensive programme of consultation over the last four years. The proposed policy list can be viewed here.

Why Horsham Blueprint?

Because the Neighbourhood Plan will be a blueprint for the development of Horsham 10, 15, 20 years into the future

Why the “hands logo”?

Because neighbourhood planning is for everyone with a stake in the area. We would love everyone to put their “hands up” and be involved