Our first challenge was to retain the character and beauty of south-west Henfield which was now threatened with development outside the village boundary. The proposed Sandy Lane development represented the thin end of the wedge, opening the possibility of mass development all around this corner of the village. Thankfully we won the case.
We are now working with other community groups to protect a number of sites that are under consideration for development as part of the Horsham strategic plan.
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Henfield's campaigners were out this week celebrating their win in the Sandy Lane planning inquiry.
The Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal by Fairfax Acquisitions against the refusal of planning permission for 42 houses on the field next to Sandy Lane, Henfield. The decision means that the proposal will not go ahead.
Thursday brought the head to head clash between Horsham and the developers, plus the site visit. Closing statements followed on Friday morning.
The long-awaited public inquiry into the proposal to build 42 new houses next to Sandy Lane opened today in Horsham.
Time is running out! Don't miss your chance to let them know what you think.
The dark cloud above the green shoots of spring in the field adjacent to Sandy Lane seemed to symbolise the renewed threat from housing development.
The Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield is delighted to announce that the planning application to build 42 houses on 'Land North of Sandy Lane' has been refused by Horsham District Council.
Horsham District Council has now published an updated assessment of potential housing sites to be considered for development as part of its strategic planning framework.
The Henfield community submitted some 350 objections to the planning application by Fairfax properties, including a 60-page report by CPRH.
Over 100 supporters gathered on Sunday morning to express their opposition to the Planning Application submitted by Fairfax Homes. You only have until 12 December to submit your objection.
Everything you need to know to submit your objection before the planning deadline of Wednesday 12th December 2018!
An article from a concerned Henfield resident.
Fairfax Properties have now responded to some of the issues raised by local residents about their plan to build another housing estate in Henfield.
Why is Fairfax Properties trying to bypass Henfield's new Neighbourhood Planning process?
In July 2018 Fairfax distributed a 'Public Consultation Information Leaflet' to nearby homes announcing their proposal to build on 'Land to the North of Sandy Lane, Henfield'.