Current Consultations

The following consultations are current – click on the link to Have Your Say


Sussex Learning Trust

The Trustees of Sussex Learning Trust and Governors of Warden Park Secondary Academy (WPSA) are consulting on a proposal to amend the current admissions criteria for entry to WPSA for Year 7 places for September 2020 and beyond. The consultation will last for six school weeks and will conclude at 9.00 am on 9 January 2019.  This has a potential impact for children at Balcombe School wanting to go to Warden Park from 2020 (particularly if they do not have a sibling at the school).   The Balcombe School governors will be sending a response but they have also asked parents to respond.

In summary the changes are:

  • removal of a catchment area in favour of places being allocated based on distance from the academy; and
  • parity of priority for children currently in one of our existing Sussex Learning Trust primary academies and Hurst Farm Primary Academy, which is proposed will open in September 2020 with two Reception classes.

The proposed new criteria will be:

1.        Looked After, or previously looked after, Children or Children Looked    After (LAC or CLA).

2.        Exceptional & compelling circumstances.

3.        Children with a sibling on-roll at Warden Park Secondary Academy.

4.        Children who are on-roll at Northlands Wood Primary Academy, Warden Park Primary Academy and Hurst Farm Primary Academy (opening with Reception class in 2020).

5.        Children of a Sussex Learning Trust employee based at Warden Park  Secondary Academy.

6.        All other children on a distance tie-breaker.

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To respond to this consultation please complete the following ‘Survey Monkey’.

Alternatively, written responses or questions can be sent to: 

Jonathan Morris  CEO Sussex Learning Trust ℅ Warden Park Secondary Academy Broad Street Cuckfield RH17 5DP

All responses will be considered and must be submitted by the deadline of 9.00 am on Wednesday, 9 January 2019.




The Government is seeking views on whether applicants should be required to conduct pre-application consultation with the local community prior to submitting a planning application for shale gas development.

This consultation closes at

Complete a response form and either

Email to:

Write to:

Planning and Infrastructure Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2nd floor, South East
Fry Building
2 Marsham Street



WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL Vision and Strategy for the County Council’s Adults’ Services over the next three years (2019 – 2021)

This survey asks for your views on the proposed Vision and Strategy for the County Council’s Adults’ Services over the next three years (2019 – 2021)

We are committed to supporting people with social care needs to be as independent as possible. We want West Sussex to continue to be a great place to grow older and an inclusive place for all adults with disabilities, mental health issues and their families and carers. To support this goal Adults’ Services needs to change.

We need to act now to prevent, reduce and delay the dependence on traditional types of services, such as residential and nursing care provision. Despite projections that over the next 20 years the number of people aged over 65 living in West Sussex will increase by 100,000 (with a third of those aged over 85) our ambition is to decrease rather than increase reliance on these types of services.

There are significant opportunities to build on the natural strengths and resources of our communities. We need to link in with the community-based initiatives, such as community hubs, that are emerging across the county. We aim to deliver integrated and locally-based services that enable an improved quality of life for people who need care and support and their families and carers.

Our proposed Vision and Strategy has been developed using feedback from people who use our services, carers, staff, partners and other stakeholders. This was gathered as part of a three month programme of engagement in 2017 to hear views about a proposed community and strength-based approach to delivering adult social care.

Click on the link to have your say, the survey will let you read and make comment.



The purpose of the Gatwick Airport Draft Master Plan document is to provide a summary of Gatwick’s present thinking on how they see Gatwick developing over the next 5 years. In a time where demand for air travel continues to outstrip capacity, they look ahead to 2032 and present three potential growth scenarios for the airport’s longer term future. Click on the link below to see the document that highlights the key nontechnical information and points you towards where you can find out more information.    In the coming weeks Gatwick will be hosting a number of public exhibitions in the local community and would encourage you to attend to find out more information. Further details on the exhibition events and consultation can be found towards the end in the Consultation process section.

The images and plans used in this consultation document have been taken from the draft master plan in order to provide additional context. For larger copies of the plans (with the keys), and a glossary of terms please refer to the full draft master plan document available at gatwickairport. com/masterplan2018.–community/growing-gatwick/gatwick-draft-master-plan-2018—consultation-document.pdf