Henfield News

Henfield Parish Council currently have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. Applications need to be received by the 12th of January and will be considered at the Parish Council meeting on the 6th of February. Please contact the Parish Office to find out more and request an application form.

Jointly with Horsham District Council Parks department, Henfield Parish Council orgainised an successful event planting bulbs for spring colour and pollinators. Many thanks to all those who attended. Several new fruit trees have also been planted near Wantley and some new trees on verges in Flower Farm Close. 

Henfield Museum is currently displaying a collection of festive salt and pepper pots kindly loaned by a local resident. They are also selling Christmas Cards featuring local historic scenes. Do pay them a visit or take a look at the Henfield Museum Website

Horsham District Council News

Horsham District Local Plan Regulation 19 Consultation ready for approval

At a meeting of Horsham District Council Cabinet Members on 11 December 2023, senior councillors will consider whether the emerging Horsham District Local Plan Regulation 19 document should be recommended for presentation to full Council, which will meet later the same evening.

The Council will be asked to consider proposals for future planning development between 2023 and 2040. If they give their approval, the Local Plan document will be published for a formal ‘period of Representation’ which would take place from Friday 19 January to Friday 1 March 2023.

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National increase in planning application fees

Planning Price IncreaseFrom 6 December 2023 in line with the Government’s policy, there will be a change in the planning fees structure:

  • Fees payable for planning applications in England will be increased by 35% for major applications and 25% for all other applications.
  • Fees will no longer be exempt for repeat applications.
  • The Regulations also allow for an annual rise in application fees linked to inflation.

Find Out More via the Council Website

Supporting business to become net zero

Sustainable business iconCalling all businesses

Have you visited the business climate support section on our website? It offers lots of resource links, advice and guidance, as well as a video series showcasing how local businesses are taking innovative approaches in response to climate change.

Visit our business webpages

Sign up to our regular business newsletter including quarterly climate specials. Here you will find signposting to local networking events and initiatives, inspiring stories of environmental action, and details on how to join the Horsham Business Climate Hub which will be launching in Spring 2024.

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West Sussex County Council News

West Sussex County Council is asking residents for their views on its priorities and how it proposes to spend taxpayers’ money as it works to close a £44.9m budget gap for the coming year (2024/25).

Cllr Paul Marshall, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “Inflationary costs, a growing need for services, and measures to protect the environment, mean councils across the country are having to make tough choices in order to plan for the future.

Full details of the consultation, which is open until 10 December 2023, can be found at www.westsussex.gov.uk/budget. Anyone without access to the internet can visit a library or family hub to complete the consultation.

Future location of specialist cancer services: Take part in an NHS England survey on the proposed future location of specialist cancer services for children living in south London and most of southeast England. The closing date is the 18th December.

Get your Covid-19 and flu jabs now

WSCC are encouraging eligible residents who’ve not yet come forward, to get vaccinated against flu and Covid-19 ahead of the festive and new year season when flu and Covid-19 are expected to peak.

Having both vaccines provides the best level of protection against severe illness and will help ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Those eligible can book a Covid-19 vaccination online via the NHS website, via the NHS app or by calling 119 free of charge. Some people may be eligible for both seasonal Covid-19 and flu vaccines and may be asked if they would like both vaccines at the same time.

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