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  • The purpose of this website is to keep residents informed about the current status of local planning matters relating to potential development sites within the parish of Horsted Keynes. To contact the website manager (Phil Miles) email: ourhorstedkeynes@gmail.com 

  • Sledging Field Appeal

    In December 2017 the developers submitted a planning application for 38 houses on land behind Peacocks in Church Lane, locally known as the "Sledging Field". The community response was overwhelming, with over 300 individual objections and not a single letter of support. The planning authority refused the application in June 2018 on very strong grounds.

     

    The developers then appealed this decision in December 2019 and the community group "Save Our Sledging Field" launched into action. Assisted by a barrister and a number of expert professional witnesses, we amassed a formidable case against the developer, having spent several thousand pounds raised by the community. However, not long before the inquiry was due to take place, the developers backed out of the appeal siting the evidence that was being brought by the community as their reason for withdrawing.

     

    Unfortunately that was not the end of the matter and the developers then submitted a second application for 9 houses on the same site in August 2019, with a long access road off Church Lane. Again the community responded with an impressive number of objections and this second application was also refused by MSDC on similar grounds.

     

    Undeterred by the massive objection from the community and the robust planning reasons for refusal, the developers are now having another go by appealing this second application.

     

    The date for the Hearing is currently scheduled for 21 May 2020.

     

    Details of this latest appeal and comments that have been made to the Inspector can be viewed on MSDC's planning appeal register, click on the link below:

     

    https://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/appealDetails.do?keyVal=Q5AB74KT0DA00&activeTab=summary

     

  • Draft Development Sites Map

    Extract from MSDC's draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document October 2019

  • Development Sites

  • Planning Applications

    Church Lane (Sledging Field)

    9 units (DM/19/2942)

    Refused

    Link to application details

     

    Appeal in progress! 

    Link to appeal details

    (MSDC Appeal Reference AP/20/0008)

     

    Link to planning inspectorate register

    (PINS Reference APP/D3830/W/19/3242226)

    Hearing date 21 May 2020

    Church Lane (Sledging Field)

    38 dwellings (DM/17/4913)

    Refused

    Link to application details

     

    Appeal Withdrawn

    Link to appeal details

    (MSDC Appeal Reference AP/18/0083)

    Jeffrey's Farm Buildings

    5 dwellings (DM/19/0957)

    Refused

    Link to application details

     

    Appeal Dismissed

    Link to appeal details

    (MSDC Appeal Reference AP/19/0071)

    Jeffrey's Farm

    42 dwellings (DM/16/3974)

    Birchgrove Road  

    32 dwellings (DM/19/4276)

    Pending Consideration

    Link to application details

    Birchgrove Road

    45 dwellings (DM/18/0195)

    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

  • Anticipated Applications

    Little Oddynes Farm (Waterbury Hill)

    40-45 dwellings

    Planning application anticipated following presentation by SPHERE 25 and Stonewater to Parish Council in Oct 2019

    Link to presentation

    Land behind St Stephen's Church

    30 dwellings

    Planning application anticipated from Rydon Homes

     

     

    Police House Field

    30 dwellings

    Planning application anticipated The latest Masterplan from Strutt & Parker indicates 30 dwellings on an extended site (including the north field)

    Link to presentation

     

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