The Horsham Growth Deal supports the delivery of shared priorities for West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council, providing new homes through strategic sites, the transport and community infrastructure to integrate new communities with the town centre and the creation of new employment space and associated jobs to support local economic growth and secure funding and investment opportunities in Horsham town centre.
This 'District Deal' sets out a joint undertaking between Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council to combine resources to deliver shared priorities, enabling the planned delivery of new homes, commercial space and jobs in the district, securing the infrastructure to support new development and economic growth and seeking to secure new funding opportunities for the town.
The shared strategic growth priorities are based on those set out in the Horsham Place Plan.
West and North of Horsham Developments
Planning consents for the West of Horsham and North of Horsham developments will provide up to 4,750 new homes, employment and community spaces in addition to new and expanded schools and land for the development of a new Fire and Rescue Station and Training Centre.
The Growth Deal focuses on the implementation of the comprehensive infrastructure packages that support the delivery of housing and economic growth at those locations and integrate them with Horsham Town including strategic highway improvements, securing the delivery of education sites and the delivery of the new Fire and Rescue Station.
Horsham Town Centre
The Growth Deal provides the framework for the creation and delivery of the Town Centre Vision and the Horsham Town Centre Public Realm Strategy and Design Guide to promote and sustain Horsham Town Centre and to maximise investment opportunities for identified development sites in the town.
The Horsham Town Centre Public Realm Strategy was adopted by the Council in March 2021 to support the Horsham Town and will support the development of an investment strategy and delivery plan which will include opportunities to examine external funding.
The Hurst Road opportunity focuses on the redevelopment options at the current Hurst Road site including the Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance and Police stations, Ministry of Justice courts, Youth Centre and Training Centre. The site benefits from One Public Estate funding secured to investigate Land Assembly and Options Appraisal to support a residential led site including opportunities for employment space and the re-provision and consolidation of existing public services both on and off-site.
A key element of the site comprises the West Sussex County Council Fire and Rescue Station, which will be re-located to a new, purpose-built facility at the A24.
Horsham Enterprise Park
The development of a new employment and residential quarter in the heart of Horsham on the former Novartis site on Parsonage Road. Outline planning permission is in place for 25,000 square meters of new employment space and 300 new homes, with related community facilities, cycle and pedestrian links, landscaping and public realm works.
Horsham Enterprise Park will be developed in stages over the next six years or so, with West Sussex County Council currently undertaking a series of site enabling and demolition works and the recent appointment of Muse Developments as a development partner to take forward the successful delivery of the site.Find out about the Horsham Growth Deal (PDF, 585KB)