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 Planning: letters of representation

June 2015

Application Comments on DC/15/1204
 

Application Summary

Address:

Land Adjoining 80 Worthing Road Horsham West Sussex RH12 1TD

Proposal:

New Dwelling

Case Officer:

Aimee Richardson

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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. Worthing Road is an important entry route to the town the design of which marks the transition from countryside to an urban street scene. As the Horsham Town Design Statement SPD (page 25) says “Of particular importance are the key entrance roads that form the gateways to the town. Worthing Road, Guildford Road, Warnham Road and Brighton Road still retain a special character and importance. Often a mixture of architectural styles, they nevertheless create a sense of moving gently from country to town.” Worthing Road is characterised by relatively large and widely spaced detached properties set back from the road. The proposed development would be an inappropriate infill which would give an uncharacteristically cramped appearance to the street scene at the very start of this important transition. John Steele Secretary, Planning Sub Committee