Second round of consultation on key Horsham site’s future

There will again be the opportunity to talk to members of the project team and give feedback.


Release date: 17 October 2018

A second round of consultation on the masterplan for the former Novartis site in Horsham starts soon.

Feedback from the first round has been taken on board and a revised masterplan prepared. It goes on public display at the second drop-in event being held by West Sussex County Council at the Holbrook Club, this time from 12noon to 8pm on Tuesday 30 October.

More than 150 people attended the first information event last month and saw proposals for a mixed scheme, providing high-quality business space and new homes at the site. Horsham Enterprise Park was also introduced as the new name for the next phase of the development.

On 30 October there will again be the opportunity to talk to members of the project team and give feedback.

Anyone who cannot attend will be able to view the proposals online via the county council’s Have Your Say consultation hub: from the 31 October. The deadline for comments will be 16 November.

Approximately two-thirds of the former Novartis site is planned for commercial development to create and support higher-value employment, and one-third for new homes, which will include affordable housing. The 1930s Art Deco building will be retained.

It is expected that an outline planning application will be submitted to Horsham District Council later this year.

The county council purchased the site from global health care company Novartis for £16million, and the authority received £3.66million from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund towards the cost of the acquisition.

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