West Sussex County Council has unveiled its latest masterplan as it looks to redevelop the former Horsham Novartis site.
The council, which bought the site for £16m in 2016, is seeking to create a new business-led enterprise park on the land previously owned by the pharmaceutical giant off Wimblehurst Road.
Initial plans for the area were revealed in September but have since been updated following a first round of public consultation. For an in-depth view of the plan see our previous story: Horsham Novartis: What’s changed in latest plans?
Here are the key points in the latest plans:
• The site will be split into three areas; residential, employment and mixed use (commercial and community)
• Up to 25,000 square metres of employment space will be created in an enterprise park - the size of nearly three-and-a-half full size football pitches
• The enterprise park will consist of an innovation hub and business start-up facility and will cater for big businesses as well as start-ups, free-lancers and entrepreneurs
• A mixture of up to 300 new homes, including family housing and new apartments, will be built off Wimblehurst Road
• The Art Deco building along with a neighbouring historic building will be kept in the scheme with parts of both turned into apartments
• A café, potential crèche or nursery and convenience retail facility will be created in a community area along with community hub in one of the listed buildings
• Improvements will be made to pedestrian and cycle links as well as access to junctions along Wimblehurst Road and Parsonage Road
• Landscape features such as the cedar tress will be retained and new green spaces will be created
• The plans will be on display in Horsham Library next week until consultation closes on November 16