VIDEO: ‘Positive’ response to new Waitrose plans

Representatives from Waitrose and the developer Westrock met scores of Horsham residents and visitors to explain more about the ‘new West End’ development plans for the town last Friday and Saturday.

Robin Barton, Westrock’s development director, said the responses received were ‘very positive and very enthused’ and speaking to Theo Cronin confirmed they remain ‘hopeful’ of securing John Lewis alongside Waitrose at the development site off Albion Way.

JPCT 070613 Public exhibition of plans for new Waitrose in Horsham. Visitors, Janet Brown and ane Kennedy. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 070613 Public exhibition of plans for new Waitrose in Horsham. Visitors, Janet Brown and ane Kennedy. Photo by Derek Martin

Jo Thomas, the Waitrose store manager at Piries Place is excited at the prospect of a brand new and larger Waitrose in the town which will offer dedicated parking for more than 300 vehicles.

Watch the video to hear both the representatives talk more about the development plans, and see this Thursday’s County Times for a full report, including detail of the new ‘public realm’ on offer for the Bishopric from the scheme’s architect.