Important notice regarding the Parish’s Public Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan (7 November – 19 December)

The consultation has now concluded and our thanks go to those who have personally taken the time to complete the consultation form.

However, we have been carefully monitoring the progress of our Public Consultation and in the past three days, we have become aware that two IP addresses (that is, two computer routers) have been used to submit 52 separate Consultation response forms. These forms all bear different individual’s names, and all use twenty-three identical words objecting to Swallowfield Nursery’s inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan.

We have taken advice on this matter and when the Consultation Statement is written summarising the views of parish residents, these 52 forms will be put in a separate annex with an explanatory note. This will make the facts about our Public Consultation clear to Horsham District Council and the Independent Examiner. The Consultation Statement and the annex, when written, will be in the Public domain but all residents’ names will be removed. If anyone has concerns after reading this notice, please contact the Secretary of the Neighbourhood Plan by e-mail at

Can we conclude by thanking all residents who, during 2014, have supported this huge task of getting a Neighbourhood Plan thus far, and wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Valerie Court, Chair of Nuthurst Parish Council

Owen Hydes, OBE, Chair of the Steering Group’s Neighbourhood Plan

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