Sussex

Horsham homes development one step closer

Plans that could see 1,044 new homes and community facilities being built in West Sussex have moved one step closer.

Councillors have granted outline planning permission to Berkeley Strategic Land for a development on land to the west of Horsham.

The scheme would include 1,044 homes, a new fire station, an extension to Tanbridge School, children's play areas and a community centre.

They would be built over 12 years and form part of the area's masterplan.

Horsham District Council said the development would be delivered in eight phases.

'Exciting development'

Councillor David Jenkins added: "We have worked hard with the community to secure the greatest possible benefits for both our existing and new residents through the allocation of this land and in the preparation of the masterplan.

"I am pleased that this work is now coming to fruition and look forward to the delivery of much needed new homes alongside the necessary community facilities."

Adrian Brown, managing director of Berkeley Strategic, said: "We believe that the outline planning permission puts in place a strong framework which will guide the delivery of this exciting new development for Horsham.

"Moving forwards, Berkeley wants to continue to work with the local community to create a place that people can be proud of."

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