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 Planning: letters of representation

May 2007 

27 May 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/07/0979 MEDLEYS, COMPTONS BROW LANE, HORSHAM

I write on behalf of the Horsham Society to enter an objection to this application.

The Society notes that the proposal is an outline applicaton to erect 3 x 4-bed houses, 2 x 3-bed houses and 5 x 1-bed flats, a density of 43 dwellings per hectare. While national policy may allow densities as high as 50 dwellings per hectare the same policy emphasises the need for actual densities to have regard to the context.

In this case the area was originally developed for family homes at a density of 4 houses per acre (10 houses per hectare). The increased density now proposed would only be possible by building on the gardens of these houses and the Society therefore considers that it amounts to unacceptable over-development.

The Society further notes that the elevation to Comptons Brow Lane may be misleading as the ground rises some 2m towards the rear of the site.

Yours sincerely

Oliver Palmer
Vice-President, The Horsham Society