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 Planning: letters of representation

July 2012 

Application comments for DC/12/1200

Application Summary


112 Brighton Road Horsham West Sussex RH13 5DE


Erection of 6 No. 2-storey, 3-bedroom houses with associated gardens, refuse, recycling and cycling stores, together with the retention of the existing vacant cottage and demolition of the existing derelict cottage at 112 Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex

Case Officer:

David Taylor

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Comments Details

Commenter Type:

Member of the Public


Customer objects to the Planning Application

Reasons for comment:

- Design

- Highway Access and Parking

- Other


I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to this application on the grounds that the proposed access to the site is inadequate and would result in a dangerous new access point onto the already busy Brighton Road. If the access was instead to Athelstan Way the development would be acceptable. We are informed that there is a derelict small 17th century cottage on the site which was originally called Parker’s Cottage. It lies on the line of the original Brighton Road, which is why it is now set back from the current road. It appears on early maps of Horsham and it was part of the settlement on Horsham Common. Its present condition means that demolition is the only sensible route to follow. However, it should be properly recorded prior to demolition so that a definitive record exists of the building and it can be identified on the early maps and also compared to the known existing photographic records. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee