Planning Issues

Steyning Grammar School site between Church Street and Fletcher’s Croft

The Steyning Society is very concerned about the future of the Steyning Grammar School site between Church Street and Fletcher’s Croft. We understand that the Steyning Grammar School Foundation which owns the site is planning to sell the majority of the site to a developer, but will retain the ownership and responsibility for the Grade listed Brotherhood Hall.

Our concerns relate to the future of the Hall and the proposals for the surrounding former school site. We believe that these must be of the highest design quality and sensitive to the setting of the Brotherhood Hall and its adjacent buildings. This is the most important development proposed in the centre of Steyning for many years. It will have a major impact on the historic integrity of this medieval area and the character of the town.

We have put a number of questions to the Foundation and these are the answers from the Acting Chair of the Foundation, Richard Goodman (RG). Please click the full statement of questions and answers: Steyning Society statement on SGS site and Brotherhood Hall


The Steyning Society Committee has supported and commented on the draft Steyning Neighbourhood Development Plan 2019-2031. The consultation is open until 11th September and you can access the Steyning Society submission here:.Steyning _Reg_16_Comment_TS Form

The Steyning Society keeps an eye on Planning Applications for building developments that are submitted to Horsham District Council. We aim to influence any further developments of our lovely town. For a summary of other planning developments including the objection to the proposed development in Elm Grove please read our  July 2020 update on planning issues

You can read the full objection to the proposed development in the centre of Steyning in Elm Grove by clicking on the link here: Elm Grove DC200789 Steyning Society objection