Community Life

For residents we hope that this website provides a comprehensive and accessible catalogue of the information you need about the area and its community.

We have provided special pages to direct people visiting or working here to sections that may be of particular interest to them, but we believe the majority of the information on the website is useful for residents so the main navigation bar (always visible wherever you are on the site) is for you.

Please have a good look around under each of the main menu items: like the village and its surroundings, there may be more to it than initially meets the eye.

The remainder of this page is given over to information and links about ongoing community issues, where possible providing the opportunity for residents to have their say.

Ongoing Community Issues (Have your say)

Follow the links below to get the latest information or register your opinion about issues of general concern.


A Neighbourhood Plan is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work.

The Storrington, Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan process was launched at a public meeting on 21 November 2013 and has been developed over the last few years.  A referendum was held on 18th July 2019.   The question voted on was:

“Do you want Horsham District Council and South Downs National Park Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Storrington and Sullington Parish, and Washington Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The final plan is published on the Storrington & Sullington Parish Council website: Neighbourhood Plan (June 2019)


Horsham District Local Plan

Horsham District Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will guide future developments in the Horsham District until 2036. The public are encouraged to have their say on the draft Local Plan during the public consultation from 17 February to 30 March 2020.

The Government requires all local planning authorities to build a significant number of new homes in the coming years. This will present considerable challenges for the Council. A Horsham District Local Plan will seek to show how the District will deliver new homes while seeking to minimise the effect on the environment and landscape. The Plan will also support the delivery of community infrastructure, transport links and opportunities for local jobs.

The full Draft Local Plan is on the Council’s website from 17 February 2020 at Horsham District Local Plan

Copies of the Draft Local Plan can also be viewed at the Council’s offices, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL and in all District libraries during normal opening hours.


A new mast was installed at the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre at the end of 2017.  The mast supports the O2 and Vodafone mobile services.  It became active on 18 January 2018.  Services from the Water Lane mast are also being upgraded.

If you would like to know more please contact the Parish Clerk:

If you have trouble using your mobile phone indoors, you may find the tips in this article helpful:
Mail Online tricks to boost mobile connection

If you are able to download apps to your mobile phone, Open Signal can help you get a better signal, find free Wifi and contribute data about genuine signal measurements to help other people and support our concerns:
Open Signal


As you may be aware Horsham District Council has been monitoring air quality in the centre of Storrington for some time. An Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) was declared by Horsham District Council in December 2010. With an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) subsequently developed in 2012, in partnership with West Sussex County Council and the Parish Council. The AQAP details the measures proposed to reduce pollution levels to within European and UK Government objective levels in the centre of the village.

See the latest:

Storrington Air Quality Action Plan Sussex-Air Storrington Air Quality Monitoring BreezoMeter Air Quality Monitoring Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation


Communicate with the County Council about local matters using this Facebook page.