And there will be plenty to do!

The Government is currently trying to introduce a "biodiversity net gain" on all developments. It sounds positive, but one environmental organisation described it as "another ruse to let developers trample over our wildlife"

A different government consultation proposes to extend 'Permitted Development' rights so that almost any commercial, business or service building can be converted into a house, regardless of where it is, without needing planning permission - even in the middle of a conservation area,

The draft Horsham Local Plan is expected to return in the next few weeks and we will find out what housing development they propose around Henfield, particularly whether Mayfield New Town is likely to go ahead.

And the second Sandy Lane appeal by Fairfax Acquisitions is still pending, waiting for the Planning inspectorate to publish details of the timing.

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