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Planning matters


Horsham District Council is the responsible planning authority for Nutbourne. Its Planning Department now has all of its information online on its Planning Portal, which is optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To find Nutbourne applications, visit its Application Search Page, select Pulborough as the Parish towards the bottom of the form and select a date range before pressing 'Search'.

Horsham District Council welcomes comments in writing or online from members of the public who, by pre-arrangement, may also speak briefly during planning meetings. Written comments should be addressed to:

The Chief Planning Officer
Horsham District Council
Park House
North Street
RH12 1RL

Comments may also be made to Pulborough Parish Council which welcomes public attendance at its meetings. Planning meetings are held approximately fortnightly and meeting dates (with agendas and minutes when available) are shown on its Meeting Calendar. Agendas are posted on the village notice board. If you wish to briefly speak to an agenda item, please contact the Parish Clerk no later than 12 noon the day prior to the meeting. Written comments should be addressed to:

The Parish Clerk
Pulborough Parish Council
Swan View
Lower Street
RH20 2BF

Planning at Work: Case Studies

Pumping Station, Nutbourne Common

When the pumping station on Nutbourne Common was released for development, local people were surprised that the intended use of the site was for industrial use, or even a facility for Travellers, rather than for residential development. Many people put pen to paper, prompting strenuous opposition from District Councillors and Pulborough Parish Council, forcing a change of heart. Work is now progressing to convert the pumping station for residential use.

Bourne End is a tasteful new build at the Southern extremity of the village

Bourne End

An example of a tasteful new development, fully in keeping with the local area is 'Bourne End', at the southernmost point of the village. The property is now occupied by the Smith family, who take an active part in Nutbourne community affairs.

Garden View was a new and welcome addition to the village in 2008

Garden View

Plans for this new home in the garden of "Wilhaven" were adapted following a consultation to ensure a perfect fit with the surrounding area. Although a little smaller the result is very pleasing to the eye and a welcome addition to the village.

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