HDPF matches new homes and jobs
Horsham is better placed to meet future growth challenges than many other local authorities in England, thanks to a balanced approach to land use planning in its new Local Plan – the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF).
A recent study by planning experts Turley has found that half of councils in England are adopting a flawed approach to land use planning that fails to provide a balance of new homes and jobs. With the housing crisis dominating headlines, Turley argue that some authorities have lost sight of the need to build strong local economies – a fundamental requirement of government policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Crucially, and in contrast to the main criticism of the Turley report, Horsham District Council’s growth plan meets the requirements of the NPPF, matching new homes with significant employment opportunities, associated infrastructure and facilities, and providing a solid foundation for the future success of the district and its economy.