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Application submitted for more than 2,500 homes in West Sussex

Words: Laura Edgar
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An outline planning application for a new community, including up to 2,750 homes, on land north of Horsham, West Sussex, has been submitted to the council.

Plans for the development also include a 46,450 square metre business park and a £50 million investment that is earmarked to help deliver new schools, community facilities and transport infrastructure.

Additionally, up to 825 homes are expected to affordable for local people.

The scheme, submitted by Liberty Property Trust, aims to drive economic growth in the region, creating 4,000 job opportunities.

Planning consultancy DMH Stallard worked on behalf of Liberty Property Trust.

Peter Rainer, the consultancy's principal director, said: “The submission of this major planning application is the culmination of six years’ work, which included the incorporation of the site into the strategic allocation of the Horsham District Planning Framework, adopted in November 2015.

“The significance and importance of the plan to the local and regional economy cannot be underestimated. It will provide much-needed housing, schools, employment, commercial opportunities, leisure facilities and the transport links needed to support it.”

The development, if approved, would feature a campus comprising a primary and secondary school, as well as provision for early years education and children with special needs. A second primary school is planned for the western part of the community.

A multi-use community centre, shops, health facilities, sports and recreation amenities and public open space are also included in the plans.

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