• Our Horsted Keynes

    Keeping you informed about the current status of planning issues

    The promoters of this website are supportive of small scale housing developments, that comply with the policies in the submitted/withdrawn version of the Neighbourhood Plan, aimed at meeting the local needs of the parish, but object to major speculative developments that would be damaging to the rural character of the village and its surrounding countryside.

  • Development Sites Map

  • Development Sites

  • Planning Applications

    Birchgrove Road

    45 dwellings (DM/18/0195)

    Church Lane (Sledging Field)

    38 dwellings (DM/17/4913)

    Application Refused

    Link to application details

    Appeal in Progress

    Link to appeal details

    Westall House 

    20 units (DM/17/1262)

    Permission granted to demolish existing 16 single storey sheltered housing and construct 24 Extra Care apartments and 12 Dementia Care units

    Link to application details

    Jeffrey's Farm

    42 dwellings (DM/16/3974)

  • Pending Applications

    Little Oddynes Farm

    46 dwellings

    Planning application anticipated for 37 affordable dwellings as a rural exception site with 9 market houses. Affordable units expected to be provided by Clarion Housing Association and be a mixture of shared ownership and affordable rent.

    Police House Field

    10-30 dwellings

    Submission of planning application for 10 dwellings is on hold. The latest Masterplan from the agents indicates 30 dwellings on an extended site (including the North Field) .


    Link to Masterplan


    Land behind St Stephens Church

    Planning application anticipated



  • Church Lane (Sledging Field) Appeal


    How to comment on the “Sledging Field” Appeal


    It is very easy to submit your comments online.


    All you need to do is click on the attached link:




    Go to the righthand box and type in this seven-digit reference number:


    3212426 then click search


    Click on “Make a representation” (at the top of the page)


    Check you have the right Appeal details and click on “Save and continue” (at the bottom of the page)


    Complete your details on the next page (as an "Interested Party/Person)


    Complete your comments on the next page


    A short simple statement is probably sufficient to let the Inspector know about your concerns.


    State that you are Against the Appeal Proposals and Support the Mid Sussex District Council's reasons for refusal and, in your own words, why you take this view, using one or more of the main points for refusal (being the impact on: Countryside, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Area, Listed Buildings and Ashdown Forest).


    The deadline for making comments is Tuesday 12 February






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