Published: 21st Aug 2020

Horsham District Council has announced it is taking legal advice on government plans to almost double the number of new homes built locally over the next decade. The local authority said plans to reform the national planning system would oblige Horsham District Council to almost double the number of homes from the current minimum target of 920 homes to 1,715 homes a year. The council said it will be taking legal advice before responding formally to the consultation, but it does not believe that the house building industry can deliver those figures. And it added it is difficult enough already to find land that has few constraints for development and to absorb 1,715 homes every year would make that task ‘virtually impossible’. ‘We have been trying for a considerable time to get answers from the government about a number of things as regards to the house build numbers that we … (To read the full article, subscribe below)