New role at Sussex council

First published: 03 February 2022

Councillor James Wright

Cllr James Wright on his farm in West Sussex

A new role has been created within Horsham District Council and the post-holder is happy to help farmers and growers on a range of issues.

A new environment role has been created within Horsham District Council, in West Sussex.

It follows a leadership change that has seen council moves to protect and enhance the environment.

Councillor James Wright has been appointed to a new role as cabinet member for environment and rural affairs.

Mr Wright was elected as a councillor in 2019 for Storrington and Washington. A family man, James Wright is a graduate of RAU, Cirencester, and a tenant farmer. He runs a modest beef and sheep enterprise in Wiston and Partridge Green. James says: “If any NFU members have issues, please do email me on matters such as planning applications, especially those that create jobs, or housing for workers, or if you want help to access the Wilder Horsham funding, or other concerns that we might address. With your local ward member, we’ll do our best to help.”

He has been tasked with:

  • Representing and advocating for the rural community in council decision-making across all portfolios
  • Championing the development, implementation, and review of policies for ecology, wildlife, and landscape in the district, including Wilder Horsham District
  • Development, implementation and review of the Council’s environmental and sustainability policies and procedures, particularly driving forward the council’s net zero agenda across council operations.

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