You are warmly invited to the Horsham Blueprint AGM at 7:30pm on the 14th August at Rehoboth Church, New Street, Horsham
The focus of this years AGM will be Blueprint’s Vision for Horsham. The Vision builds upon the feedback received from the residents of Horsham town during the consultation conducted over recent years.
We are at an important step in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan as we move from evidence gathering to policy development.
And so we will also:
be explaining the intended scope of the Neighbourhood plan, and how the policies being developed for the neighbourhood plan will contribute to making that Vision a reality; and
describing how draft policy proposals can be commented on directly via our website.
We look forwards to meeting you on the 14th!
- AGM Agenda and resolutions 2017
- Steering Committee Nomination form(rev 1)
- Blueprint Accounts 2016-17
- 2016-06-27 Blueprint AGM minutes with accounts
Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Forum, supported by Forest, Denne and Trafalgar Neighbourhood Councils is working to develop a neighbourhood plan for Horsham Town. This plan when adopted will form part of the statutory framework that will govern future developments within the town.
Last Autum Horsham Blueprint delivered a summary of the their Interim Report detailing progress so far, to every property in Horsham Town (the full report can be found here http://www.horshamblueprint.org/reports/).
Welcome to the Horsham Blueprint Survey
The purpose of the Survey is to build upon existing consultation to help us better understand what your priorities are for the town – so we can ensure they are reflected in the Neighbourhood Plan. Please click on the link below to complete the Residents’ Survey.
There is a separate survey for businesses which are based in the Horsham Town unparished area. If you represent a business or are considering operating a business in our area, please complete our Business Survey.
Residents or visitors
If you are Horsham resident (or visitor) to the town please complete the Residents’ Survey here
If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey then please call 07716976088 leaving your name and address; and a hard copy will be delivered to you (together with a stamped addressed envelope for its return).
Businesses in Horsham town
If you are completing the survey on behalf of a business, please complete the Business Survey here
What is it ?
The report to Horsham District Council Cabinet of the 28th January 2016 explained the the Horsham Place Plan produced to West Sussex County Council in the following terms:
There is continuing pressure on the budgets of all public bodies to deliver investment in essential infrastructure which is needed to facilitate the new homes and businesses that are also needed.
Therefore, it is important that all existing and proposed commitments are brought together in a comprehensive approach amongst stakeholders.
For this reason, and to maximise investment, West Sussex County Council is developing a Growth Plan which can be used to prioritise investment and also as a lobbying tool that will hopefully secure additional funding as it becomes available. Within the Growth Plan there will be a section for each local authority called a place plan that identifies and prioritises key issues and a delivery and investment plan for that area.
The Horsham Place Plan has been produced in close cooperation with Horsham District Council and brings together existing projects and requirements. The purpose of this report is to present the proposed Horsham Place Plan, which includes the identified key issues and priorities for Horsham District.
In due course will be amalgamated with the place plans of all the other authorities in West Sussex,within the West Sussex Growth Plan.
What impact does the Place Plan have on Horsham Blueprint?
Horsham Blueprint will seek to engage with WSC to ensure that Neighbourhood Plan and the Growth Plan are consistent with each other and meet the needs of the residents and business within the Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood forum area.
The Place Plan and forward to the WSCC Growth Plan can be found here:
One of the themes emerging strongly from the consultation is the value placed on Horsham as a market town. Residents, both longstanding and newcomers, young and old, value the town for its character, its distinctiveness, its accessibility, its green spaces and its independent traders.
Horsham is at risk of becoming a dormitory town, house prices are expensive and many people travel out of town for higher paid employment.
It is evident that the world of work is changing and will continue to change as the Internet spreads further into our lives- we believe that the existing successful digital business based in Horsham can be built upon to develop Horsham as a digital hub, Its attractive environment, tree-lined streets and cafe culture provide a good location for business. Promoting Horsham as a Market Place of Ideas blends together the old and the new, enabling this traditional market town to reinvent its self for the 21st century.
To find out more read ….Horsham Blueprint Marketplace of Ideas