The scheme is designed around a mature countryside garden, retaining beautiful tree specimens and boundary vegetation. The main entrance area and public realm is defined by the adjacent tree-lined boulevard with a woodland garden and communal terrace providing generous south-west facing spaces. The terrace is bordered by linear raised planters with integral seating areas to enable residents to engage in gardening activities. A series of shallow sloping pathways connect these areas to the woodland garden below; further floating timber boardwalks enable full accessibility to all areas. Apartments also have generous private balconies and terraces.

Planning History

The masterplan site was allocated within Horsham District Council's Core Strategy to deliver an urban extension to the west of Horsham. Outline Planning Permission (2010) was subsequently granted for 2000 dwellings on land to the east of the A24. An Extra Care scheme was identified in order to make a valuable contribution to the local housing need. Multiple pre-application meetings took place with housing, conservation and design officers in attendance. The pre-planning process was a collaborative process working towards a shared vision of delivering a high-quality housing scheme for older people that would make an important contribution to the masterplan and wider community. Detailed Planning Approval was granted in 2013 and the scheme was completed in 2017.

Project Team

Architect: PRP
Developer: Saxon Weald

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.87
Date of completion: 10/2017
Schedule of accommodation: 43 no. 1B @ 55m² ; 62 no. 2B @ 66-76m²
Tenure mix: 60 affordable rent & 45 outright sale (57% affordable rent & 43% outright sale)
Size of typical home: 65
Parking spaces: 63

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