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 Planning: letters of representation

January 2009 

23 January 2009

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

Dear Ms Cheesman

DC/08/2585 THE NELSON, TRAFALGAR ROAD, HORSHAM

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

The Society notes that the proposal is for two 3-storey blocks each of four dwellings, a reduction on the previous application and, at first sight, compatible with the character of the area but the proposal will increase the residential use and the car ownership in an area with already notoriously congested roads.

The Society also notes that this is a corner site which has been distinctively marked by the public house and adjoining hall whereas an element of comparable visual interest is sadly lacking in the proposal.

For these two reasons it is arguable that the site is better suited for a non-residential use with the potential for a more distinctive design which, if achieved, would have a positive effect on the character area.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society
Chairman, Planning Sub-Committee