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. …Keep reading
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…Keep reading
New leaders at HDC support green spaces
Horsham District Council has dropped its proposal to build houses on Rookwood Park Golf Course and the new leadership team has expressed a commitment to enhance local green spaces. According to the West Sussex County Times, Tony Hogben, the new deputy leader for HDC said, “The council is now under new leadership and enhancing our…Keep reading
WSCC election: Candidates give their views on Muggeridge Field
On 6th May, we will be able to vote for the person we want to be our County Councillor in the West Sussex County Council elections. We asked the Horsham Riverside candidates for their views on Muggeridge Field. We told the candidates that WSCC are currently trying to get Muggeridge Field allocated for development in…Keep reading
460 people counted on Muggeridge Field in a single day
On 27th February 2021, the number of people using the bridleway in Muggeridge Field was counted and the total came to 460. It was great to see so many people enjoying the field. It’s not unusual to see this number of people in Muggeridge Field when it’s the weekend and the sun is shining. It…Keep reading
Neighbourhood Plan: Now the examiner report ignores local residents.
The Independent Examiner has published his report on the Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan. He decided that Muggeridge Field doesn’t fully meet the NPPF criteria for designation as a Local Green Space (LGS). He gave no explanation as to how he reached this decision. He also took no action to address the representations made by local…Keep reading
WSCC proposal to build 63 dwellings on Muggeridge Field
Henry Adams has submitted a representation against the draft Local Plan on behalf of West Sussex County Council (WSCC). They have asked for Muggeridge Field to be allocated for development so that 63 dwellings can be built on it. The representation was submitted in March 2020 but it has only just come to our attention.…Keep reading
Neighbourhood Plan: Local residents ignored again.
The updated Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan has been issued and Muggeridge Field still hasn’t been designated as a Local Green Space. Local residents explained why it should be protected but were ignored again. Instead, the assessment has been updated in the favour of West Sussex County Council (WSCC). Local residents made 13 representations about Muggeridge…Keep reading
Neighbourhood Plan: Muggeridge Field left unprotected.
The draft Horsham Blueprint Neighbourhood Plan has been issued for consultation. Despite the efforts of local residents, Muggeridge Field hasn’t been designated as a Local Green Space (LGS). The reason for discounting it isn’t even valid. Muggeridge Field failed the first stage of their evaluation, which involved a desktop assessment of each of the 77…Keep reading