Consultation on Broadbridge Heath scheme for 160 homes and new care home

JPCT 140813 S133330580x Broadbrodge Heath. Field behind Shelley Arms -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 140813 S133330580x Broadbrodge Heath. Field behind Shelley Arms -photo by Steve Cobb

Consultation on a proposed care home and 160 homes in Broadbridge Heath will take place today (Tuesday August 27).

Barton Willmore is fronting plans by developer Gleeson for the greenfield site north of Old Guildford Road and is holding a consultation event at St John’s Church Community Hall in Church Road from 3-8pm.

It will be presenting two options, one for 160 homes and a 60-bed car home, with the second just 200 homes.

Andrew Wilford, associate for planning consultant Barton Willmore, said: “There is as everyone recognises an ageing population and there is a need for such a facility in Horsham.”

Horsham District Council’s draft housing strategy, which goes out for consultation this month, makes specific mention of schemes with care homes, but says they must be within easy walking distance of local amenities.

Mr Wilford added: “There is a need for housing across the country and this will help meet it.

“We welcome people to come along to the exhibition and give us their views.”

Countryside Properties have outline planning permission for 963 homes south of Broadbridge Heath with around half of those receiving full permission from Horsham District Council.