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 Planning: letters of representation

August 2011 

On-line Application Comments for DC/11/1514

Application Summary

Address:

32-48A Bishopric Horsham West Sussex

Proposal:

The removal of a block of 5 No. existing single storey garages and the building of 4 No. new garages with a stair on the ground floor and 6 x 2-bedroom and 2 x 1-bedroom flats above (total 8 flats)

Case Officer:

Amanda Wilkes

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Comments Details

Commenter Type:

Member of the Public

Stance:

Customer objects to the Planning Application

Reasons for comment:

- Design

- Highway Access and Parking

- Loss of General Amenity

- Overdevelopment

Comments:

I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to this application. The proposals are inappropriate to this location and would lead to overdevelopment of the site and seriously worsen the already difficult parking situation in the vicinity. Neither is the design is our opinion of appropriate quality. The solar panels would be particularly unsightly and demonstrate the need for a new approach to building design if modern technology is to be inconspicuously incorporated, rather than being an ugly afterthought as it is here. We note that the applicant owns the whole site including the frontage to Bishopric. In our view the only way in which the desired intensification of use might be appropriately achieved would be through a complete redevelopment.`
John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee