Major Issues and News

Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Major Issues and News (As at February 2014)
Emerging trends
Housing and Needs
  • Minutes and Agendas of Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee Meetings and those of the joint NP Main Committee can be accessed using the Worth Parish Council website on :-
  • The analysis of results of the last Public Consultation and questionnaire held on 23rd November 2013 has been completed. Using this data, reports under the main headings of :- Environment/Village Assets/Open Spaces, Community and Infrastructure, Transport/Traffic & Connectivity, Housing and Local Economy, have been prepared and passed to our Consultants to complete the “ State of Village” document as part of the overall preparation of our Neighbourhood Plan. This document will be available in due course.
  • The next stage of the project work for the Sub-Committee, with the assistance of the Consultants, is to discuss and organise an Open Event/Workshop for all Stakeholders in the Copthorne Neighbourhood Plan. This is to be programmed to be held in March.
  • Submission to MSDC Planning Committee by St Modwen Development Ltd for an Application for Outline Planning Permission to build 500 dwellings and development on land to West of Copthorne up to M23 (Planning Application Ref 13/04127/OUTES)
  • Representations to this application from Copthorne residents is requested by MSDC Planning by latest 10th January – if you object please support your NP Sub- Committee and submit you objections please in writing or on-line directly to MSDC
  • Concerns over future possible expansion of GATWICK AIRPORT and the SECOND RUNWAY and the serious affect this would have on the village of COPTHORNE.
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