The new government White Paper, ‘Planning for the Future’, has made all the wrong kinds of headlines lately. It threatens to strip away local control over where new housing is built.
So it’s all the more surprising to find that one of the key people behind this policy is none other than Christopher Katkowski QC, who is regularly hired in by HDC as a planning consultant.
Make no mistake – this White Paper will destroy our rural environment if it becomes law. Almost the whole of Horsham District would be open for development – as much as 90% of the entire area. The local council would have the power to choose what colour bricks they use, but not much else.
Just how committed are HDC and the current Tory Cabinet to fighting Horsham’s corner? You have to wonder.