Despite causing chaos and disquiet throughout the village they have made another application to increase the number of houses on their unwelcome and unnecessary development north of West End Lane.

They currently have a planning application lodged with Horsham District Council to amend the existing planning permission and jam yet another twelve houses onto this already overcrowded site.

Henfield Parish Council is fighting it on behalf of the local residents by objecting to the development. Within their document are many reasons for objecting to this application, principally the fact that the original application succeeded only after an appeal and a High Court Hearing because of a lack of a five-year rolling supply of land. This is no longer applicable as Horsham District Council can now demonstrate an adequate five-year rolling supply of land. Barratt Homes are also playing fast and loose with the truth by describing the land as "Brown Field" when until recently it was a productive agricultural field employing local people. You can download a copy of the Parish Council's letter objecting to the Planning Application HERE

We urgently urge you to write to Horsham District Council Planning Department with your comments as the opportunity ends soon, 11th July.

Horsham Council's preferred method for receiving such comments is via their website, you can use the link below. The Planning Application Number is DC/17/1140. Once you have entered the Planning Application Number you will need to click on the Make A Comment link on the right side of the screen.

https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planning/view-and-comme...

If you would rather write a letter please contact the case officer including the following information:

Case Officer: Rebecca Tier, Planning Department, Horsham District Council, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL

Application Reference: DC/17/1140Application Address: Land North of West End Lane Henfield West SussexProposal: Proposed re-plan of the northern parcel to provide 75 dwellings (an increase of 12 dwellings from previously approved development), together with associated car parking, landscaping and access.