A new sports hub has been given the greenlight at Mowbray

Planning secured for a new sports hub at Mowbray development in North Horsham

Legal & General has secured planning permission from Horsham District Council for a new community sports hub at the Mowbray development, currently under construction in North Horsham.

The plans for the hub, which will be located on the Mowbray site north of the A264, feature two full size grass football pitches which will double as a cricket outfield with a cricket wicket between them, and one floodlit 3G artificial grass football pitch with a spectator area.

The hub will also provide four multi-use games areas; as well as a 500 square metre skate park and a mountain bike skills trail.

There will also be car, minibus and cycle parking including electric vehicle charging points available on site, as well as foot and cycle paths throughout.

The approved plans will retain the enclosing trees and hedgerows situated around the site where the sports hub will be delivered.

Andrew McPhillips, managing director at Legal & General said: “Through Mowbray we are seeking to create a thriving community which goes beyond simply building homes to deliver a range of amenities to benefit Horsham, and the sports hub is a great example of this.

“This will be a fantastic new facility for Horsham’s community, providing high quality spaces to support a range of different sports, from football to mountain biking.

“We’ve aimed to retain much of the site’s surrounding greenery, as well as enhancing the planting throughout the hub, to ensure it’s not only a great space for sports also an environmentally and ecologically friendly one.”

Homes are currently under the first phase of construction and are available to register interest here: https://mowbrayvillage.com/homes/