Rex’s Notes December 2023

Councillor Rex Whittaker updates us for November.

The MSDC Business Bulletin for Autumn has been published and is fully detailed in the link below.

MSDC has also published details of a household cost of living support scheme for vulnerable / low. Income households with a weblink of MSDC / cost-of-living-support.

Together with a scheme covering homes energy efficiency improvements for up to a maximum of £ 25 K which covers insulation , solar panels , heat pumps etc and the direct link is


On 13 December 2023 MSDC full council will meet to hopefully agree to enter its District Plan Review strategic document for a final six week public consultation until the end of January 2024. This covers future allocated housing and employment site land allocations for the period 2021 to 2038. Full details of this document and be seen on MSDC / Planning / planning policy / District Plan Review. Independent Public examination of this key document will be held in Summer 2024 – with hopeful adoption in Autumn 2024.


The extensive refurbishment ,upgrade , and extension to Gatwick Airport Network Rail station has now been completed which includes wider platforms , new concourses , and more passenger escalators.


East Grinstead Town Council planning committee have recently reviewed the very large planning application for 680 houses at the Imberhorne Farm site ( immediately behind Imberhorne school & Birches Industrial Estate ) with a planning application reference DM / 23 / 2699 / OUT. This is a very large housing application which includes new country park , primary school , community building , allotment , sports pitches running track and pavilion together with a new access road joining Imberhorne Lane near Bluebell Close. Full details of this application can be found on the MSDC website / on line planning portal – and this is still open to receive public comments. The application will be considered for a final decision by MSDC in February 2024.


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