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 Planning: letters of representation

August 2012 

Application comments for DC/12 /1494

  

Application Summary

Address:

Tanbridge House School, Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1SR

Proposal:

Erection of 1 double sided free standing directional sign

Case Officer:

Karen Tipper

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Comments Details

Commenter Type:

Member of the Public

Stance:

Customer objects to the Planning Application

Reasons for comment:

- Design

- Loss of General Amenity

- Other

Comments:

I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object strongly to this application. It amounts to a request to be allowed to place an advertising hoarding on an attractive grassed area on one of the major entry roads into the town. Were it for Hovis or Shell petrol there would be no question of it being approved and there are no special circumstances to warrant approval in this case. Berkeley Homes have been permitted to erect extensive advertising signage at the entrances to their development and all that should be permitted beyond that are the normal small yellow direction signs attached to street furniture as appropriate. The Horsham Town Design Statement SPD (Page 34) clearly states that in respect of advertisements "The guiding principle should be that advertising is restricted to commercial areas and buildings, and should respect the context and location". This application fails both tests and should be refused. We also consider that the length of time requested - 5 years - is excessive. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee