Events planned to update community on proposals for land north of Horsham

An update on plans for the land north of Horsham site will be shared with the local community at drop- in events this November, Legal & General announced on 24 October.

The site – which has planning permission for 2,750 homes, 500,000 sq ft of new employment space, an education campus and sports hub, along with new pedestrian, cycle and road connections – was acquired by Legal & General from Liberty Property Trust in December last year.

The drop-in events will give the community a chance to meet the Legal & General development team, find out more about what is currently happening on the site and what is planned for the coming months.

The events will take place on Tuesday 5 November (2pm – 8pm) and Saturday 9 November (10am – 4pm) at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 5PJ.

Earlier this month, initial preparation works began on site ahead of the construction of a new roundabout where the A264 meets Rusper Road. The improved roundabout is key to the delivery of the new Bohunt Horsham School, which is expected to open in September 2021.

At the events, Legal & General will update the community on the next stage of the new roundabout works and present proposed changes to the approved plans for Rusper Road north of the new roundabout. Legal & General will also be giving local people the opportunity to help shape future plans for the local centre, priorities for the sports hub, and how green spaces are designed and used.

The events will also provide an opportunity for residents to find out about the North Horsham Community Land Trust, an initiative being supported by North Horsham Parish Council working with local residents. Representatives of the Community Land Trust working group will be at the events to explain the initiative, potential benefits for the community and how local residents can get involved.

Sebastian Balcombe at Legal & General said: “Since acquiring the site late last year, we have been working hard to review the approved plans and consider whether improvements can be made.

“We’re very keen to discuss our plans with the community and ask local people how we can support local needs. Legal & General is committed to creating sustainable communities that deliver social and economic value to local areas. These events are the first stage in a long-term dialogue with the local community and we look forward to working together to support the future of Horsham.”

For anyone who isn’t able to attend the events, more information will be available to view at www.landnorthofhorsham.co.uk from 6 November. The Legal & General development team can also be contacted on 020 7323 3544 or via email at info@landnorthofhorsham.co.uk.