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July 2006 

 
The Horsham Society
Comments on Local Development Framework Alternative Sites & Boundary Changes consultation document

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Ref No Location Size Proposal and Horsham Society comments
Broadbridge Heath    
ADS 19 Possible Development Areas to North of Broadbridge Heath   66h 3 areas to be added to Strategic Location.  The Horsham Society is opposed to development on the area immediately west of the A24 and does not consider the other two areas, if approved,  should extend so far north. Also, If approved this must replace land identified in CP7 south of Broadbridge Heath.  Expansion to the north instead of the south of Broadbridge Heath could avoid the problem of driving a new road through the middle of the new development.
ADS 20 High Wood Hill 13.35h Proposed to be included in boundary of Strategic Location for new junction with A24.  The Horsham Society opposes this proposal. The hill should remain outside the southern boundary of the site.
ADS21 Land at Old Wickhurst Lane 2h Proposed to be included within boundary of Strategic Location.  No comment.
Horsham & North Horsham    
ADS 31 Rookwood Golf Course 50h Proposed alternative to Strategic Location CP7. The Horsham Society opposes this proposal.  The Golf Course is adjacent to the Warnham Nature reserve and provides both a suitable buffer to the Reserve and an important recreational space.
ADS 32 Picts Hill, South West Horsham 12h The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Southwater Strategic Gap.    The railway line forms a natural, defensible southern boundary to the town and this should not be breached.  This land is important to the setting of the town and its close relationship to the surrounding countryside.
ADS 33 Denne Parade 0.03h Add 27 & 29 Denne Parade to Site Specific Allocation AL1.  Agree with proposal.
ADS 34 Horsham Football Club 0.04h Add 19 Queensway to Site Specific Allocation AL1.  Agree with proposal.
ADS 35 Horsham Goods Yard 5.2h Residential development and (if appropriate) commercial. The Horsham Society believes the development of this site is long overdue. But the success of any scheme depends both on satisfactory access to the site itself and improvements to the roundabout outside the station and the station access.  
ADS 36 Parsonage Farm (reduction) 0.2h Reduce site boundary of Site Specific Allocation AL1 & AL3.  No comment.
ADS 37 Land at Forest Road 0.85h Residential development. The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Crawley Strategic Gap.  
ADS 38 Land North of Moorhead Drive, Crawley Road 5.3h Residential,  retail, and amenity space. The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Crawley Strategic Gap. 
ADS 39 Hornbrook Farm 9.8h Part of previous AL10 - 250 or more residential dwellings.  The Horsham Society strongly opposes this proposal which is a wholly unacceptable incursion into open countryside.  It fully supports the proposal in para 3.8 of the LDF Core Strategy to protect the setting of the town with its close relationship to the adjoining countryside to the east and south, and to contain the built area within the A264. The A264 provides a clear northern boundary but the position on the east side is less clear and requires a very clear statement of intent to prevent further development in this direction.
ADS 40 Hilliers 5h Part of previous AL10 - include in built-up area. The Horsham Society strongly opposes this proposal as an unnecessary and unacceptable intensification of use beyond the town boundary.  It fully supports the proposal in para 3.8 of the LDF Core Strategy to protect the setting of the town with its close relationship to the adjoining countryside to the east and south, and to contain the built area within the A264. The A264 provides a clear northern boundary but the position on the east side is less clear and requires a very clear statement of intent to prevent further development in this direction.
ADS 41 Warnham & Wealden Brickworks 1.4h Addition to Site Specific Allocation AL16.  The Horsham Society has no objection in principle to this proposal but is concerned that so far there appears to be a lack of planning for the significant upgrading of the road network that would be required before the site as a whole could be redeveloped.
ADS 42 Graylands 3.8h Mixed use, residential and employment development.   The Horsham Society objects to this proposal.  It would be inappropriate to intensify residential development in this location and it would potentially create an  undesirable node for future growth. 
ADS 43 Broadlands Business Campus 7.7h Residential development and associated facilities.  The Horsham Society objects to this proposal.  It would be inappropriate to place residential development in this location and it would potentially create an  undesirable node for future growth. 
Rusper (part)    
ADS 64 Land North of Faygate 5.3h Proposed addition to built-up area.  The Horsham Society strongly objects to any development on this site which is in the vital Horsham/Crawley Strategic Gap.
ADS 65 Timber Yard & surrounding area, Faygate 11.8h Proposed addition to built-up area.  The Horsham Society strongly objects to any development on this site which is in the vital Horsham/Crawley Strategic Gap. 
ADS 66 West of Crawley Area of Study (reduction) 165h Remove area, including Ifield Golf Course from search boundary of Policy CP6.  The Horsham Society is concerned that the area defined as the West of Crawley Study Area should remain large enough to ensure that there is scope to deliver the planned number of homes in sustainable, well designed developments.
Southwater (part)    
ADS 79 Land at Trosslands 1h 35 dwellings.  No comment.
ADS 80 Gardens on Worthing Road 1.13h Include in built-up area.  The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Southwater Strategic Gap. 
ADS 81 West of Tower Hill (new) 88h Proposed for Strategic Development alternative to CP7, West of Horsham.  The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Southwater Strategic Gap. The railway line forms a natural, defensible southern boundary to the town and this should not be breached.  This land is important to the setting of the town and its close relationship to the surrounding countryside.
ADS 82 Land between Tower Hill and Worthing Road 10h 40 bedroom hotel in rural setting.   The Horsham Society strongly opposes this incursion into the Horsham/Southwater Strategic Gap.  The railway line forms a natural, defensible southern boundary to the town and this should not be breached.  This land is important to the setting of the town and its close relationship to the surrounding countryside.
Other areas      
ADS 105 New Settlement at Kingsfold (new) 203.5h The Horsham Society has previously offered its support to a new settlement at Kingsfold as an alternative to further expansion of Horsham town; thus it should now be considered as a replacement for CP7. 

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