Making Representation on LDF consultation documents
The Council has established the facility for comments on consultation documents to be submitted electronically and as a result would encourage all those who can to use this method. To do this, navigate to the section of the Document that you would like to comment on and click on ‘Add Representation’ either in the yellow bar above each paragraph or within the blue boxes containing the text of the policies themselves. Those who responded to previous consultations through the internet system already have their details stored on the system. Therefore, please use your former username and password to submit representations. There is a facility to generate a new password if you have forgotten to old one.
If you are unable to submit your representations electronically you will need to use the relevant representation form that is available from the Council. Representations made on Submission documents must relate to the ‘Tests of Soundness’ as set out by the Government. This is a different procedure to the comments submitted on Issues and Options and Preferred Options documents and as a result we have published a guide entitled ‘How to Make Effective Representations’. The form is available by telephoning (01403) 215398.
Where to view the documents
All documents published can be viewed on this website by navigating to the relevant page using the links on the left hand side of the pages. Alternatively, they can be viewed at the Council Offices in Horsham or in the District’s libraries and Help Points. The documents may also be purchased from the Council, please telephone (01403) 215398 for details.
Viewing Representations on the Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of Land and General Development Control Policies Submission Documents
The ‘Submission’ stage is the final stage in the preparation of the Development Plan for the District and is the point at which they are ‘submitted’ to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination. The Examination into the Core Strategy took place in September 2006.
The Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations of Land documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on the 4 November 2005. This was followed by a six week period for submitting representations on the documents which ended on the 16 December 2005. The General Development Control Polices document was submitted on 1 September 2006. All the representations received from over 2000 individuals, groups and organisations, have now been placed on this website and can be viewed in full. Please note that direct links to the representations are to be found alongside the text of the documents themselves.
What follows is a guide to help you find the representations you are interested in;
- Click on the name of the document on which you wish to view representations using the links in 5 and 6 below.
- Locate the section of the document which contains the representation you need. You can do this using the ‘contents’ box on the left hand side of the screen. This follows the same section headings as the document itself.
- Once you are viewing the correct section, you can scroll down to find the area of that section which contains the required representation.
- Notice that there are grey links “View Representation” throughout the document. The number in brackets after this tells you how many representation comments were received on that specific paragraph, section or policy.
- For the Core Strategy; representations on policies (blue boxes) or on statements (green boxes) are found at the bottom of the coloured box. Representations on paragraphs (white background) are found at the top of the section (top of the page).
- For the Site Specific Allocations of Land; representations on policies (blue boxes) are found at the bottom of the coloured box. Representations on paragraphs (white background) are found at the top of the individually numbered paragraph.
- For the General Development Control Policies; representations on policies (blue boxes) or on statements (green boxes) are found at the bottom of the coloured box. Representations on paragraphs (white background) are found at the top of the section (top of the page).
The Council has made paper copies of the representations on the Core Strategy and the Site Specific Allocations of Land available for viewing at the Council Offices in Horsham as well as in libraries and the Help Points across the District. To view the documents at the Council offices, please telephone (01403) 215398 beforehand to make an appointment.
Viewing Representations on the General Development Control Policies: Preferred Options
The General Development Control Policies Preferred Options document was published in November 2005.
Consultation on this document also ran from the 4 November to the 16 December 2005. You may view the representations received on this document by using the link above in the same way as detailed in 1 – 5 above for the Core Strategy.
The Council is working on making paper copies of the representations available for viewing. These will shortly be available to view at the Council Offices in Horsham as well as in libraries and the Help Points across the District.
Viewing Representations on the Alternative Development Sites and Boundary Changes Document
The Alternative Development Sites and Boundary Changes document is linked to the Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of Land and Proposals Map Submission documents. The sites or boundary changes identified in this document are those put forward to the independent Inspector for consideration for development, or boundary changes suggested that are not included in the Submission Development Plan Documents. These sites and boundary changes were subject to consultation for a six week period from 31 January 2006 to 14 March 2006.
Where to view the Documents
All of the documents discussed on this page can be viewed on this website. Alternatively, they can be viewed at the Council Offices in Horsham or in libraries and Help Points across the District. The documents may also be purchased from the Council using the order form.
Analysis of the Comments Received on the Preferred Options Documentation
All comments and original letters received on the ‘Preferred Options’ consultation (February 2005) can be viewed under 'Public Comments' in the Preferred Options section.