12 April 2007
Head of Development Control
for the attention of Val Cheeseman
Horsham District Council
Park House, North Street
Horsham RH12 1RL
Dear Ms Cheeseman
DC/07/0380 OLD DOOMSDAY, HORSHAM
I write on behalf of the Horsham Society to enter an
objection to this application.
The Society notes that considerable thought has been
given to this proposal for the development of a
restricted site. No doubt it makes effective use of it
and would result in an attractive private development.
However, the Society also notes that a public footpath
runs the full length of the site and considers that
the local character will not be improved (as the
applicants claim it will) by another built-up area
introducing traffic and street lighting - the
illustrations describe one view as a street scene -
and a privately owned one. The character will
inevitably be radically changed.
We are also concerned by any increased use of the
vehicular access at the south end as although this
would serve only two of the ten houses Hammerpond Road
is well-known as particularly hazardous. Finally, the
Society is not clear what significance should be given
to the inclusion of three-storey houses shown on the
drawings. As we understand it this is an outline
application - the answer given to Item 2 (b) is ‘yes’-
but the items (a) to (e) following are not answered
although the list of drawings includes all those sent.
Perhaps you could clarify the position ?
Vice-President, The Horsham Society