Plans for 160 new homes on part of the former Horsham Novartis site were approved unanimously by the council last night (Tuesday December 2).
The pharmaceutical giant shut down the site this summer and sold its land north of Parsonage Road to Linden Homes, whose scheme was given the green light by Horsham District Council’s Development Control North Committee.
At the last minute Sport England withdrew its objection to the proposals on the site, which housed Novartis’ staff car park, social club, football pitch, and tennis courts.
Andrew Baldwin (Con, Holbrook East) felt ‘pleased’ they had achieved their target of 40 per cent affordable housing on such a large application, and commended Linden Homes for the way it had dealt with residents’ concerns and objections.
He added: “They have gone out of their way and done more than most developers would.”
For the full report see tomorrow’s West Sussex County Times.