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The Planning news page displays the latest news from the Crawley Planning Department. The page is divided into news updates from Development Control and Forward Planning.

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Development Control News

New guidance from Government on demolition of non residential buildings

From 31 March 2011 prior approval is now also required for the demolition of a listed building, a building in a conservation area, a building which is a scheduled ancient monument or a building that is not a dwelling house or adjoining a dwelling house unless demolition is covered under another application (planning, listed building consent or conservation area consent).

Planning application for the new neighbourhood, west of Bewbush (April 11)

The planning application for the new neighbourhood, (to be marketed by the developer as ‘Kilnwood Vale’) was granted planning permission, subject to the completion of a legal agreement by the Horsham District Council Development Committee North on 15 March. Follow the link to view a full copy of Horsham District Council’s press release.

For further information please visit Crest Nicholson’s website at

North East Sector - Current Situation (Feb 11)

Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities, allowed the North East Sector appeal on 16 February, 2011 and granted, subject to conditions, the outline planning permission for the development.

The North East Sector will comprise 1,900 homes, 5,000 square metres of office and industrial floor space, 2,500 square metres of retail activity, open space, a new primary school, a community hall and the relocation of an overhead power line.

Further information can be found below.

Planning Applications

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Forward Planning News

Consultation on Revised Supplementary Planning Document for Town Centre North

Town Centre North is a major retail-led mixed-use development that will bring new shops and facilities to Crawley. It is fundamental to the council’s strategy for the growth and enhancement of the whole town centre. The national economic downturn has slowed progress in bringing forward the Town Centre North scheme, though recent work has confirmed that redevelopment along The Boulevard could still happen, and major development companies remain interested in investing in the town.

To assist in the delivery of Town Centre North in a difficult economic climate, the council is revising its adopted Town Centre North Supplementary Planning Document, which sets out the key principles that will guide the development. In particular, the revised document provides more flexibility, allowing the development to come forward in separate phases that will each contribute to the overall improvement of the town centre. View the Town Centre North page for more information.

Residential Street Scene and Parking Improvements Programme

West Sussex County Council has statutory responsibility for highways. However, the Forward Planning team is responsible for the delivery of the Residential Environmental Improvement Programme which was approved at the June 2008 Cabinet. The programme includes a priority list of schemes which represent the most severe parking problems in the borough that would benefit from increased parking provision, improved circulation/access and enhancement and protection of the street scene.

As part of the ongoing programme of delivering two environmental improvements per year across the borough, works are programmed to commence in autumn 2011 at:

Following a three week residents’ consultation in Nov/Dec 2010 Councillor Blake, as Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, approved the proposed schemes under delegated powers. Authorisation is given to undertake detailed design and tender preparation and obtain all consents and agreements necessary for the schemes’ implementation. Following this, approval to start on site will be sought from Cabinet under delegated powers. For the full programme of schemes please visit the Residential Street Scene and Parking Improvements webpage.

Core Strategy Review (April 2011)

The Core Strategy Review has recently been updated. Please view the Core Strategy Review page for more information.

Community Safety Improvements Programme (COMSIP)

We are looking to identify potential areas for community safety schemes where small scale improvements such as street lighting can improve community safety. Crawley councillors and residents are invited to identify areas and suggest improvements which may be added to the Community Safety Improvement Programme. If you would like to suggest a scheme for consideration, and for further information, please see the COMSIP Request Form.


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