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Last update: 15th May 2023

In 2021, WSCC stated its intention to develop Muggeridge Field but they can’t do so without getting planning permission (Read our news article). Planning applications have been held up by a water supply issue that affects the Horsham District. This issue has almost been resolved. We are monitoring the situation. Please sign up for email updates below.

Following the referendum, the Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan came into force in December 2022. Although 23 green spaces were protected, Muggeridge Field wasn’t one of them. The opportunity to protect the field was missed because their assessment didn’t take any benefits of the field into account. (Find out more)

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Who can save Muggeridge Field?

Councillors at Horsham District Council have a great deal of influence over the future of our green spaces. So, with the local elections taking place on 4th May 2023, we asked the candidates in the Denne and Forest wards for their views on Muggeridge Field. The election comes at a time when the landowners, West…

Neighbourhood plan paves the way for the development of cherished green spaces

Muggeridge Field has been left unprotected in the Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan.  This is bad news not only for Muggeridge Field but also for Chesworth Farm. On 20th October 2022, residents and businesses in the area covered by the plan (Denne, Forest and Trafalgar) will be able to vote on the plan in a referendum. …

A challenging year ahead for Muggeridge Field?

Last year was a year of ups and downs for Muggeridge Field but 2022 looks like it could be a challenging year. It seems likely that we will be faced with another planning application to develop the field. If that happens, we will need to come together again to save it, as we did 10…

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