New homes flooded with public interest


Housebuyers have shown unprecedented interest in a new development west of Horsham with almost 1,100 enquiries registered.

However Berkeley Homes said that they would not be speeding up the delivery of further units after releasing the first 32 homes at Highwood.

On the current schedule the first residents are expected to move in during October.

Planning permission to build 196 homes and consent for 1,044 houses was granted by Horsham District Council for the site between the A24 and Hills Farm Lane after fierce debate on whether the greenfield site should be built on at all.

Janine Leadbeater, head of marketing for Berkeley, said: “Everybody has recognised there is a need for good quality housing and I think the evidence of this is the unsolicited interest in Highwood as we have not advertised.”

The level of interest seems to confirm the findings of a recent survey by Experian, which named Horsham district the fifth best place to live in the UK out of 325 local authority areas.

Ms Leadbeater added: “We’re proud that so many people in Horsham and West Sussex share our passion for craftsmanship and thoughtfully planned and designed new homes that can truly be a positive addition to the local community.

“With most of the interest coming from local people in West Sussex and Surrey borders we’re thrilled to be enabling people to remain a part of this vibrant market town and raise their families within an outstanding part of the country.”

All homes are built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and are 25 per cent more energy efficient than required.

The sales office will be opening on July 7 and will be open seven days a week from 10am–5pm.

To register interest visit or call 01403 334334.