It's YOUR VILLAGE so be sure that you have your say and let us know your opinions for the future

The Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee have simple aims:- To listen and support the community to protect our village identity and our heritage now and for the future.

During 2013 the Steering Group have been collecting data and seeking opinions from our community through two public events for the preparation of our own individual Copthorne Village Neighbourhood Plan..

Why are we preparing a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Localism Act 2011 has enabled local people to make their views and opinions known about the future of their own areas and to have these opinions taken into account when future planning decisions are taken by Parish and Borough or District Councils. The intent is to make this whole process more “bottom-up” rather than from “top-down” and to give local people’s views of prime importance in the development of their NP..

These decisions will affect the shape and size of Copthorne and if this is a village that you feel part of and care about, these decisions will affect, not just you but our whole community and will hinge around the term:-


Our website will continue to evolve as our Steering Group develops our own Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan with the guidance and expertise of our Parish appointed Consultants.
Please use our website to keep you up to date and in close touch with progress.

Regulation 14 Draft Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Documents


The Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Copthorne & Worth Ward, of Worth Parish, has been published for public consultation under Regulation 14, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and comments are invited during the consultation period commencing on the 6th March, ending 28th April 2017.

All comments received will be considered before the creation of a revised version of the Plan, which may then be submitted to Mid Sussex District Council for further consultation.

Hard copies and representation forms may be obtained from The Clerk to the Council at Worth Parish Council office:

Worth Parish Council, 1st Floor
The Parish Hub, Borers Arms Road
Copthorne, West Sussex
RH10 3ZQ
Telephone 01342 713407

A Representation Form is provided for comments, but the Parish Council also welcomes comments by e-mail or by letter. Please return completed forms and other comments to the above address by the 28th April 2017.

The plan and other supporting documents may be downloaded using the links below.

(Note - comments made on social media sites will not be considered, please make any comments direct to the Parish office, thank you).

Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Representation Form View Library to download
Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Overview Reg 14 - March 2017 View Library to download
Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Reg 14 - March 2017 View Library to download
Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan SEA Reg 14 View Library to download

Copthorne Housing Needs Survey

Please take the time to take part in our housing needs survey.

Copthorne Housing Needs Survey

February 2015 NP housing status Copthorne Ward Feb 2015. - Plese click here to view

December 2014 Detailed Character Study. - Plese click here to view

December 2014 Scoping Report. - Plese click here to view

19 August 2014 MSDC Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report. - Plese click here to view

Public consultation events held.
21st April - Presentation of possible building sites to seek public comments and opinions. (Analysis available on request)

23rd November – Open event with questionnaire to seek public opinions on general topics to help preparation of “State of Village” document.

February 2014 Update of News and general information. Please click here to view

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