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 Planning: letters of representation

February 2008 

14 February 2008

Head of Development
for the attention of Val Cheeseman
Horsham District Council
Park House, North Street
Horsham RH12 1RL


Dear Ms Cheeseman

DC/07/2911: 3 CHICHESTER TERRACE, HORSHAM

I write on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to this application.

The Society notes that the house is part of a 19th century terrace of single family houses, that it was first extended on two storeys some 30 years ago and that it has later been further extended by a loft conversion.There is no provision for off-street parking.

The Society further notes that the proposal is to further extend the house at ground level at the rear and convert the house to 2 x 1-BR flats on the ground floor, 1 x 1-BR flat on the first floor and 1 x 1-BR flat in the loft conversion.

The Society is particularly concerned that this intensification, to give a notional density of some 235 dwellings to the hectare, is wholly out of the character with the area and could provide a precedent for further similar conversions. The Society is also concerned that there is no provision for off-street parking and the already congested road is subject to a Residents Parking Scheme with a current waiting list of some six months.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society