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Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Work on the Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 is in full swing. From 17 February HDC will be publishing their assessment of the sites that have been put forward for development and they will invite feedback from residents, community groups and all other interested parties.

The public consultation starts on 17 February until the end of March when all feedback will be considered. The timetable provides for a second round of consultation in the Autumn, aiming for the Inspector, on behalf of the Secretary of State, to examine it in 2021.

Find out more and sign up for updates by visiting – www.horsham.gov.uk/localplan

A Village with a Past & a Future

Nestling near the foot of the South Downs between Storrington and Pulborough, just over 50 miles from London, the picturesque village of West Chiltington is home to a 12th century church, a beautifully restored windmill and has a colourful history dating back to Norman times.

Covering an area of just over 6.69 sq miles, with a population of approx. 3,500, the parish encompasses a variety of land usage from residential and agricultural, to small businesses and leisure facilities.

Your Council

The Council is the first tier of local government for West Chiltington comprising 13 Councillors who are elected or co-opted for up to four years.   The Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month and is always keen to ensure that it reflects the wishes of the electorate and as such, all meetings are open to the public and include a session for public comments. Councillors work in partnership with local organisations, West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council to preserve the essence of the area, and to protect the identity and character of the parish for the enjoyment of parishioners, visitors and future generations.

The Parish Council has statutory duties and powers to provide services for the Parish of West Chiltington. Within these powers, we provide allotments, community buildings, dog and litter bins, community facilities, and we own and maintain many areas of public open space within the village on behalf of the community.