Briefly . . .
Forest Neighbourhood Council (FNC)
represents the views of residents by acting as a channel for consultation with the County and District Councils and other community bodies
Notes from Council meeting in September 2020
THE LOCAL PLAN
This relates to housing numbers. Horsham District Council is currently drawing up its Local Plan that should be presented for approval before the end of this year. No decisions have yet been taken regarding where houses are to be built. However, on 20th September at 6.00 p.m., HDC issued a News Release with a revised plan for Rookwood. The latest proposal is to use half the available space but build up to 870 of the original 1,100 homes on this piece of land.
Responses to this latest proposal can be forwarded to Horsham District Council.
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CHANGES TO PLANNING LEGISLATION
It is interesting to note that already an application has been submitted to build a further two storeys on top of Sussex House, North Street. Under new legislation there are very few reasons to refuse this type of application although building regulations will have to be adhered to.
Speedwatch continues to record vehicles exceeding the prescribed limit within the Forest area.
THE HIGHWAY CODE
There are proposed changes, mostly relating to cyclists and pedestrians. Anyone can comment before the end of the month. Quoting Gov.UK – "the changes are introducing a hierarchy of users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others".
Please note the free Senior Railcard will not be available from WSCC after 31 October 2020. After this date you will still be able to take up your free bus entitlement. Senior Railcards will continue to be available for purchase independently.
Next Council Meeting
Monday 19th October 2020 at 7.30 pm
Until otherwise advised, future meetings will be taking place using Zoom video communication system. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us by mail or email. We have every intention of carrying out our roles as much as possible!
IMPORTANT: Members of the public are usually welcomed at Neighbourhood Council Meetings which are held on the third Monday of each month (but usually the second Monday in December) in the Salvation Army Hall, Booth Way. However, due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus, we have had to make other arrangements.
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
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Forest Neighbourhood Council Membership
We have councillor vacancies and will welcome enquiries about the councillor role from residents within the Forest Neighbourhood.
Whilst we are a non-statutory council, we are a voice for local matters and liaise with Horsham District Council.