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 Planning: letters of representation

September 2007 

17 September 2007

Head of Development
for the attention of David Eaves
Horsham District Council
Park House, North Street
Horsham RH12 1RL

Dear Mr Eaves

DC/07/1569 HORSHAM LEISURE COMPLEX

I write on behalf of the Horsham Society to object to this application. The Society objected from the outset to the building of the facility in the Park and objects to any enlargement.

The Society notes that the proposal includes an extension to the elevation facing the Park. The building is already clearly visible from the Park and the extension would involve the enclosing the balcony at a level well above the general ground level and to a significant height. The Society also notes the applicants’ comment that the occupants would benefit from the increased view of the Park from the building the view of the building from the Park would also be increased.

The Society further notes that the proposal includes an extension to the elevation facing the car park. While the extension would conceal the highly coloured and complicated appearance of the present roof line it would present a large, and largely unrelieved, area of wood-faced panels including a return in the same material. While the choice of a wood finish for the panels is no doubt intended to reflect the siting of the building it will fail to do so as it is certainly not in a form which is recognisably characteristic of the use of wood.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society