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 Planning: letters of representation

July 2008 

20 July 2008

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

Dear Ms Harris

DC/08/1365 36-48 Queen Street, Horsham

I write on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to the proposal.

The Society notes that the proposal is for a three-storey extension for 4 x 1-bedroom and 4 x 2-bedroom flats above the car park fronting Queensway at the south end of the site of Premier House. The Society also notes that the carpark provides a degree of separation between the commercial character of the properties in Queen Street, including Premier House and the residential character of the dwellings in Queensway.

The Society has no objection to the proposal in principle and has considered two options - to match the existing building or to introduce a different design.

The Society considers that an extension to match the existing, whether a continuation or a separate block, would result in an elevation of a length conflicting with the scale of the area. It therefore welcomes the introduction of a different design reflecting the different use and maintaining the variety which characterises the area.

However the Society also considers that the extension should be limited in height to three storeys and should not directly adjoin the existing but should be in the form of a linked block to provide a transition between the different designs.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society