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 Planning: letters of representation

June 2009 

30 June 2009

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


Dear Mr Harwood

DC/09/0985 FARTHINGS, FARTHINGS HILL, HORSHAM

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

The Society notes that the developer proposes to set the buildings well back from the road to continue the sense of open space which is a characteristic of the Guildford Road, one of the principal entrances to Horsham. The Society welcomes this.

However, the Society is then unable to reconcile the layout with the description of the concept given in the applicants Design and Access Statement, particularly the references to streets and continuous frontages in what is essentially a very open layout.

The Society also notes that the proposal appears to disregard the guidance in the Supplementary Planning Document Horsham Town Design Statement (HDC 2008), with particular reference to page 24, and in the more detailed Manual for Streets (DCLG 2007).

The Society further notes that the materials proposed are pvc windows, concrete tiles and ‘composite timber’ where it would expect to see timber windows, clay tiles and timber cladding.

Yours sincerely


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