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 Planning: letters of representation

August 2014 

Application Comments on DC/14/1071

 

 

Application Summary

Address:

40 Smithbarn

Proposal:

Change of use of highway amenity land to residential curtilage to include erection of 2m high fence

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:

- Loss of General Amenity

Comments:

I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object strongly to this application. The land in question was clearly set aside as a wide grass verge when the area was developed to create a sense of openness that reflects the urban fringe nature of this location. It would be quite wrong to enclose the area with a fence and would seriously damage the streetscape and general public amenity. It would also be contrary to the Horsham Town Design Statement (particularly, but not exclusively, re enclosure of open plan gardens and changes to landscaping which is important to the wider street scene (page 16). John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee