Parish Design Statement
The Parish Design Statement is relevant to:
1) Developers: to inform them of the results of the research and surveys carried out during the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan, for instance, regarding housing design and building materials, open spaces and the provision of drives/garages that makes street parking less likely, so that developments do not harm the existing unique rural nature of the Parish.
Developers could, for instance, place covenants on purchasers of new houses, forbidding gates and fences in order to maintain the Parish’s rural character.
2) Horsham District Council (HDC): to inform HDC when it is considering planning applications. HDC could place conditions on planning permissions, such as requirements on the design of buildings and whether there should be verges, open spaces, no street lamps etc.
3) Residents of the Parish: who, for example, may wish to extend or alter their property or remove/erect high fencing, all of which could affect the character of the property and the street scene. Also, to provide a reference for residents who may wish to make comments to HDC on any planning applications.
4) Parish Council: to assist the Council when it makes comments to HDC on planning applications