Open consultation

West of Ifield

Summary

Consultation on the proposal to develop land west of Ifield for new homes along with roads, schools and other community infrastructure.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Introduction

We are seeking to create a new sustainable community on land to the west of Ifield. The neighbourhoods will deliver homes in West Sussex where they are most needed, new infrastructure and green spaces to create a vibrant new community. In addition to providing the new homes, we will also provide a link road, schools, and other community facilities and we want you to feedback on our proposals.

Our Role

Homes England is the government’s housing agency. Our role is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places. To make this happen we help to get more homes built where they are needed.

We work in collaboration with stakeholders who share our ambition. These include local authorities, private developers, housing associations, lenders and infrastructure providers.

We have a long-term commitment to placemaking, investment in infrastructure and a track record of delivery. We have the capacity to invest in the lives of residents over the space of several Local Plan periods. Our outlook and resources have unlocked sites elsewhere in the country which were previously stalled, delivering high quality places.

Through the Horsham District Local Plan process we have submitted our land to the west of Ifield, entered into a planning performance agreement and at the appropriate time we will support the local authorities to secure the opportunity to create the next new neighbourhoods for Crawley, complete with the social, health and transport infrastructure to make it a place which residents will be proud to make their home and existing residents can benefit from.

We are seeking to create a new sustainable community on land in Horsham to the west of Ifield. The neighbourhoods will deliver homes in West Sussex where they are most needed, new infrastructure and green spaces to create a vibrant new community.

Community Engagement

We will work with local people to build a great community for both existing and new residents.

Infrastructure

We will invest in the right infrastructure - new schools, shops, services, and green spaces - as well as homes. We recognise that this infrastructure has to be delivered early to benefit both the existing community and future communities.

Environment

We are committed to creating a sustainable new community and are committed to biodiversity net gain – leaving a richer, more diverse environment after the work. With careful and consistent management, it can be achieved.

Crawley Western Relief Road

We will work with our stakeholders to deliver a relief road around the west of Crawley, with the first part of the road being part of the first neighbourhood.

Governance

We are committed to working collaboratively with the community and councils. We will put in place a governance structure which will be made up of our neighbours, as well local, regional and technical stakeholders and partners. We will ensure that these groups regularly input and have oversight of our emerging plans.

Get in touch

020 8629 7209

westofifield@homesengland.gov.uk

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Documents

Overview of the possible development at land west of Ifield

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West of Ifield infographic

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Published 31 July 2019