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 Planning: letters of representation

August 2014 

Application Comments on DC/14/1252


Application Summary


Norfolk House 32 - 40 North Street Horsham West Sussex RH12 1RQ


Demolition of office building (use class B1) and erection of a 5 storey building to provide 21 retirement apartments (use class C3) providing vehicular access from Norfolk Road, closure of vehicular access from North Street and associated parking.

Case Officer:

Peter Munnelly

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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


I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to this application. We regard the design as poor, particularly in regard to the proposed materials and the fenestration. It looks like an office block rather than residential flats and the opportunity has been missed to produce a landmark building of a design worthy of this important site. The overall mass of the building will make it look higher than it would otherwise be. There is insufficient car parking space for residents and their visitors. Consideration should be given to making Norfolk Road two-way from the junction with North Street to the access to this site. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee