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 Planning: letters of representation

February 2015

Application Comments on DC/15/0154

 

 

Application Summary

Address:

Winterton Court, New Street

Proposal:

Demolition of existing dwellings and erection of 69 dwellings (comprising 25no 1-bedroom flats, 40no 2-bedroom flats and 4no 3-bedroom houses) with associated car parking, bicycle storage, landscaping and external works, served by altered access onto Standings Court

Case Officer:

Rosemary Foreman

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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

- Loss of General Amenity

- Overdevelopment

- Privacy Light and Noise

Comments:

I am writing on behalf of the Horsham Society to object strongly to this application.   We understand and support the redevelopment of this land for social housing including a significant increase in housing density but we do not think the current scheme is satisfactory in terms of design, nor does it meet the standards achieved by Saxon Weald in other developments, particularly Standings Court. There is a significant shortfall in parking provision. Given the existing parking problems in New Street and the surrounding roads it is essential that the development should provide sufficient parking spaces to fully satisfy its needs in respect of the families that will occupy the properties and visitors. Block B is one storey too high and would present a particularly oppressive, unattractive and unacceptable view from the adjoining properties in New Street. The overall design of all the blocks is in our view unimaginative and industrial in appearance. We are disappointed to see that the buildings will not comply with Code 5 standards. Put simply, this is not good enough and does not do justice to the site, its setting, and the reputation of Saxon Weald. A complete rethink is needed.  We have an open mind as to the number of homes that could satisfactorily be accommodated on this site with a better, more appropriate, design but as presented this application amounts to over development. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee