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 Planning: letters of representation

February 2008 

21 February 2008

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


Dear Mr Booth

DC/08/0030: 68-70 EAST STREET AND 21-25 DENNE PARADE, HORSHAM

I write on behalf of the Horsham Society.

The Society notes that the proposal is for flats on up to 4 storeys to provide 52 affordable dwellings (24 x 1-BR, 26 x 2-BR and 2 x 3-BR). The Society also notes that this will result in a density of some 217 dwellings per hectare but welcomes the emphasis on 1 and 2 BR units on this town centre site..

The Society has no objection to the proposed use or to the design of the building which, while making a contemporary contribution to the existing street scene, reflects its scale, texture and variety. The retention of some planting on the East Street and Denne Parade frontage is welcomed.

However the Society does object to the layout. The access to East Street is one-way only and the traffic movements would impose an additional demand on Denne Parade. It therefore considers that advantage should be taken of the proposal to widen the one-way access to allow two-way traffic.

The Society also notes that the layout is somewhat constrained by the exclusion of 27 and 29 Denne Parade and could be improved if consideration was given to their acquisition for inclusion in the site.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society