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 Planning: letters of representation

August 2013 

Application comments DC/13/1794

Application Summary

Address:

112 Brighton Road Horsham West Sussex RH13 5DE

Proposal:

Erection of 6 x 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

Case Officer:

Christopher Peters

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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

Comments:

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 via Athelstan Way the development would be acceptable. We note the Inspector's assessment when rejecting an earlier identical application (APP/Z3825/A/13/2195951 - DC/12/1200) and his references to the view of WSCC. We submit that the WSCC traffic assessment was made prior to the opening of the nearby Tesco store in Brighton Road which has increased traffic movements, particularly turning movements, since the original application. There can surely be no doubt now that any increase in traffic accessing this site by the proposed route would create a dangerous situation given the volume and speed of traffic on the Brighton Road and the closeness to the Athelstan Way junction. There is no practical reason why access to the site should not be from Athelstan Way. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee