Discussions delayed on controversial proposals for Horsham’s Drill Hall

Discussions on controversial plans to convert Horsham’s Drill Hall into new homes are being delayed.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 5:39 pm

Horsham District Council’s cabinet was due to discuss the proposals at a meeting on Thursday - but has now decided to delay discussions until next week.

The move follows a public outcry - and the launch of two protest petitions - when the proposals were first revealed last week.

The council proposes converting the historic Drill Hall in Denne Road into housing and providing a new community centre at Highwood, off the A24.

Horsham Drill Hall -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120120817123807

A council spokesman said: “It has been agreed that the proposal regarding Highwood Community Centre and the Drill Hall will now be discussed at a cabinet meeting on January 30, not on January 23 as originally planned.

“This will enable further discussion following the level of public interest in this particular proposal.”