Appendix 3: Specific consultation bodies and other 'General Organisations'

The following groups will be consulted as required throughout the preparation of the LDF. They are also indicated in The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004 (and updated 2008 and 2009).

  • Natural England
  • The Environment Agency
  • English Heritage (additional statutory consultee for the SA/SEA process)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport
  • Highways Agency
  • Adjoining County Councils (West Sussex and Surrey)
  • Adjoining District/Borough/City Councils (Adur, Arun, Brighton and Hove, Chichester, Crawley, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Waverley)
  • South Downs National Park Authority
  • Parish Councils/Neighbourhood Councils
  • Adjoining Parish Councils
  • South East England Development Agency - SEEDA (Regional Development Agency)
  • Relevant electronic communication companies
  • Appropriate local NHS bodies
  • Relevant electricity and gas companies; Such as Scotia Gas Networks, and EDF Energy.
  • Relevant Sewerage and Water undertakers; Southern Water and Thames Water.
  • Government Office for the South East (GOSE )

There are many other groups and organisations and listed below are the types that we will also involve where appropriate. The full list of consultees is found on the contact database which is updated on a regular basis.

  • Organisations involved in the management of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Developers and Agents
  • Environmental groups (local and region)
  • Voluntary bodies
  • Business groups and forums
  • Sport and Open Space organisations
  • Transport representatives and organisations
  • Local civic and amenity societies
  • Health organisations including the relevant Primary Care Trust.
  • Fire and Police services
  • Youth organisations
  • Guild of Travelling Showmen
  • Relevant Community Groups/Organisations
  • The Local Strategic Partnership (Horsham District Community Partnership)

For an up-to-date list of the LSP members please contact or telephone (01403) 215398.