Horsham Neighbourhood Councils stand together in opposition to redevelopment of Rookwood

The three neighbourhood councils covering the unparished area of Horsham Town – Trafalgar, Denne and Forest – have issued a joint statement outlining their opposition to the final version of Horsham District Council’s proposal for closing Rookwood Golf Course and redeveloping the site. You can read the statement below:

Trafalgar response to final Rookwood proposal

The final version of the major redevelopment proposal for Rookwood Golf Course – part of the draft Horsham District Local Plan – is currently under discussion and consultation with stakeholder groups, including the three neighbourhood councils.

It is regrettable that Horsham District Council (HDC) has not taken the opportunity over the last twelve months to consult directly with the public. Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council (HTNC) has attempted to fill this vacuum by representing the views of our residents, many of whom have been in touch with us to voice their concerns and objections to this scheme. It is worthy of note that amongst the dozens of comments and enquiries HTNC has received from both within the neighbourhood and the surrounding area, not one of them has displayed even a hint of support for this proposal.

HTNC have communicated our views and those of our residents to HDC on a number of occasions since our initial objection on 30th March 2020, and we continue to do so. You can read below our latest submission to the Deputy Leader of HDC and Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen (Cowfold, West Grinstead & Shermanbury), who is responsible for the promotion of the scheme:

Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council – October 2020 Meeting

The next meeting of Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council will take place on Monday, 5th October at 7:30pm.

Please note that this will be a virtual meeting, as will all Council meetings be until further notice due to the impact of COVID-19.  Members of the public are welcome to submit questions or to ask to be included in the virtual meeting by contacting the clerk at clerk@horshamtrafalgarnc.com

Dates of future meetings for the remainder of the 2020-21 year are as follows:

Monday 2nd November 2020

Monday 7th December 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Monday 1st February 2021

Monday 1st March 2021

Monday 29th March 2021

Monday 10th May 2021 – including 2021 Annual General Meeting