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Welcome to the Cowfold Parish Council website.

This provides information on the Council and links to related documents, as well as a summary of local facilities and village activities.

If you want to contact the Council, please call the Parish Clerk, Jan Wright, on 01403 864806 or send her an email at

Government Policy is to build 300,000 new homes every year. Under current Horsham District Council Policy this equates to 1500 new homes to be built between 2011 and 2031 across the 24 Neighbourhood Plan areas. HDC expect a further 750 ‘windfall’ houses to be built. The total planned number of New Homes to be built in Cowfold will be made public at this meeting although the new ‘Standard’ method for determining the number per parish, which will be rolled out later this year, may increase this number.

We have ended up with 9 sites being proposed by developers with sites CNP01 and CNP10 being amalgamated and Site CNP11 being withdrawn. There is a map here where you can see their locations. A new proposal for site CNP04, with a substantial reduction in the housing number, has also been considered.

This Exhibition is being held to give you the opportunity to see how each site compares against established criteria and HDC Policy. These criteria and the feedback from the Public Meeting, held last July, have been used to determine the most suitable sites.

Please try to find the time to pop along, anytime between 12:00 and 20:00 to see the detail and give your feedback. The plan cannot come into existence unless it is approved by an External Examiner, HDC and finally passes a vote in a Parish wide referendum where you can vote.

Without a plan we loose the ability to ensure that the houses built are right for Cowfold.

Please take the opportunity to attend the Exhibition and provide your Feedback. Friday March 1st anytime between 12:00 and 20:00 at The Allmond Centre. 

Jerry Hooper