• 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of this website are supportive of small scale housing developments, that comply with the policies in the submitted/withdrawn version of the Neighbourhood Plan, aimed at meeting the local needs of the parish, but object to major speculative developments that would be damaging to the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


    Mid Sussex Reference: AP/18/0083

    Planning Inspectorate Ref: APP/D3830/W/18/321426


    Land At: Land Parcel To The Rear Of Peacocks Church Lane Horsted Keynes West Sussex


    Proposed Development: Outline Planning Application with all matters reserved except for access and siting for 38 No. houses, including 11 affordable units, including demolition of Peacocks (description amended 18 December 2017)


    Appeal By: Horsted Keynes LLP


    Start Date: 4th December 2018


    An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State in respect of the above site. The appeal follows the refusal of planning permission DM/17/4913 by the Council.


    The appeal will be determined on the basis of an inquiry. You will be advised of the date and venue when the arrangements have been finalised. The procedure to be followed is set out in The Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, as amended.


    All the representations made on the application have been forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.


    If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. If you do not have access to the internet, you can send your comments to:


    Helen Skinner
    The Planning Inspectorate

    3/26 Hawk Wing
    Temple Quay House
    2 The Square

    BS1 6PN


    Your representation must reach the Planning Inspectorate not later than 15th January 2019. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. All representations must quote the Planning Inspectorate’s Reference APP/D3830/W/18/321426.


    The Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge representations. They will, however, ensure that your letter is passed on to the Inspector dealing with the appeal.


    Copies of the appeal form, appellants grounds of appeal, together with other documents which the Local Planning Authority will be submitting to the Planning Inspectorate may be inspected at the District Council's offices during normal office hours or through the Council’s website: www.midsussex.gov.uk/planningregister

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