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February 2007 

A design statement provides a detailed guide to the character of a town or village, and explains what makes the buildings and landscape distinctive.  It suggests how the planning and design of future changes, large or small, can respect and enhance what we value about our buildings, street scenes and open spaces.  Once adopted by Horsham District Council it will become part of the planning policy when applications are assessed.

The Horsham Society is part of a community group - including Denne, Forest & Trafalgar Neighbourhood Councils and North Horsham Parish Council - that worked with the support of Horsham District Council to produce a design statement for Horsham.

A Launch Exhibition was held on 9 & 10 March 2007.  Horsham Society Chairman John Steele said: "We had a good attendance at the exhibition and a very positive response from visitors. The photographs covering each of the neighbourhoods drew a lot of interest and many residents - some of long standing - were clearly surprised by the variety and quality of our built environment. The next stage is to analyse the responses to our questionnaire."

Click the links below to see the information boards shown at the Launch Exhibition:

Introduction
Questions
Conservation areas
What happens next?

How well do you know your neighbourhood?
Denne
Forest
Holbrook
Roffey
Trafalgar
Answers

More about Design Statement
 

The Design Statement was published in December 2008
Download the Design Statement from HDC website