Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB


Billingshurst Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) July 2016

A culmination of two years with between Horsham District Council West Sussex County Council, the Community Partnership, Parish Council and Chamber of Commerce, along with consultations on emerging policy strategies and development proposals, has identified an opportunity to enhance Billingshurst’s position as a retail centre. The key issues raised have included:

  • Quality and variety of the retail offer
  • Increasing retail vacancies
  • Poor environment of Jengers Mead
  • Fragmented ownership
  • Difficult to understand and navigate through the area
  • Poor connectivity between the shopping areas and parking
  • Parking management and accessibility issues

There is a strong desire amongst the local community and the Council to improve the performance and attractiveness of the retail offer and Billingshurst’s function as a local centre.

The purpose of the SPD is to ensure the future vitality and viability of Billingshurst, promoting it as a destination of choice, and creating a context for a flexible village centre offer which is able to respond to shifting economic patterns. The SPD, alongside the Community-led Plan, will also provide a framework and point of focus for HDC and the key community partners including Billingshurst Parish Council, Billingshurst Community Partnership and Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce in taking forward projects in the village centre.

To view the full SPD Document please go to the Horsham District Council website.