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Friday 23rd October

Campaign to Protect Rural Henfield

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CPRH is set up to protect and enhance the rural heritage of our village.

Our first challenge was to retain the character and beauty of south-west Henfield which was threatened with development alongside Sandy Lane, outside the village boundary. We won the case, and the appeal, but now have to fight a re-submission by the same developer.

We have also fought a proposed development in the middle of the Adur floodplain and we are working with other community groups to protect sites that are under threat of development as part of the Horsham strategic plan.

Read more about our campaign here.

Join the discussion on our Facebook page or e-mail us to get involved and help to protect Henfield's heritage.

Mayfield Director to Chair Homes England

Mayfield Director to Chair Homes England

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced Peter Freeman as the government’s chosen candidate for the role of Chair of Homes England, the government’s housing delivery body.

Government to Ignore Housebuilding Protests

Government to Ignore Housebuilding Protests

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told rebellious shire Conservatives furious at planning reforms that the party has a moral mission to build homes and signalled that he was prepared to face down his party critics.

MP Speaks Out about Housing Developments

MP Speaks Out about Housing Developments

Local MP Andrew Griffith spoke out in Parliament about the impacts of housing developments in West Sussex and the threat created by the Government's new planning proposals.

More Houses for Henfield?

More Houses for Henfield?

A Government White Paper proposes radical changes to the planning system that will take control away from local communities and force Horsham District to more than double its housebuilding programme.

Have Your Say: England Trees Strategy

Have Your Say: England Trees Strategy

The trees that play a huge role in giving Henfield its special character are gradually being lost and not replaced. This national consultation provides an opportunity to have your say about planting and protecting trees.

New Development Threats to Henfield

New Development Threats to Henfield

Comments submitted on the draft Horsham District local Plan reveal that developers are now promoting more fields around Henfield for house building.

Sandy Lane Saved Again!

Sandy Lane Saved Again!

Horsham District Council has once again refused planning permission for a new housing development on the field north of Sandy Lane.

Local Plan Consultation Responses

Local Plan Consultation Responses

Horsham District Council has now released an initial report on its recent consultation about the new Local Plan. There was strong opposition to Mayfield but little reaction to the other sites proposed for housing around Henfield.

Sandy Lane - AGAIN!

Sandy Lane - AGAIN!

Unbelievably, Fairfax Acquisitions are back. They have submitted another planning application for permission to build on the very same field that was rejected in a Public Inquiry only last year!

How to Object to Sandy Lane - Again!

How to Object to Sandy Lane - Again!

If you wish to object to the Planning Application by Fairfax Acquisitions to build 35 houses on the field north of Sandy Lane, you must do so by 24 March 2020.

Horsham District Local Plan Consultation

Horsham District Local Plan Consultation

The Horsham District Local Plan is now published for a six-week consultation between 17th February 2020 and 30th March 2020.

Celebrating Henfield's Rural Heritage

Celebrating Henfield's Rural Heritage

Henfield's campaigners were out this week celebrating their win in the Sandy Lane planning inquiry.

Sandy Lane Appeal Result

Sandy Lane Appeal Result

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.

Sandy Lane Inquiry - The Final Push

Sandy Lane Inquiry - The Final Push

Thursday brought the head to head clash between Horsham and the developers, plus the site visit. Closing statements followed on Friday morning.

Sandy Lane Inquiry Opens

Sandy Lane Inquiry Opens

The long-awaited public inquiry into the proposal to build 42 new houses next to Sandy Lane opened today in Horsham.