Work begins on new town centre flats

WORK has started on building 49 affordable homes in Horsham town centre after Southern Housing Group was awarded nearly £2m for the project.

Horsham District Council granted permission for the development in March for 49 apartments to be built on the currently unused former Bridge House and council site in East Street and Queen Street.

The scheme was already backed by a £665,000 subsidy from Horsham District Council and Southern Housing Group submitted a further bid to the Homes and Communities Agency at the beginning of the year to further fund the homes.

Last week the bid was approved and the HCA has allocated £1.93m to the project.

It will comprise of 21 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartments, of which 33 will be for rent and 16 for shared ownership.

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