Redevelopment of the former Novartis site Horsham

Closed 12 Oct 2018

Opened 26 Sep 2018

Feedback Updated 17 Oct 2018

We Asked

During the first consultation round we asked for your views on the various aspects of the proposals for redevelopment, including the mix of housing, business space, community facilities and the local transport infrastructure. We also invited general reflections and comments on the illustrative masterplan.  

You Said

Thank you to all those who responded during the first consultation round, whether you attended a drop-in exhibition or shared your reflections through the online and postal survey.

We Did

All comments received during the first consultation round are being collated and reviewed, and we will use them to inform the next stage of the planning process and to update the proposed masterplan.

We are opening a second consultation round, to run 30th October to 16th November inclusive, during which we will be inviting comments on the revised plans. The revised plans will be displayed at a drop-in exhibition on 30th October, 12 noon to 8pm at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham, RH12 5PJ (see event calendar for more information).

Visit the webpages for the second round of the consultation, to find out about the event and other ways to view the revised proposals, and to complete the online survey on the updated proposals from 30th October -16th November:

https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/former-novartis-site/round2                    

 

Overview

Photograph of the art deco building on the former Novartis site

Plans to regenerate an 18.6 acre brownfield site in Horsham, West Sussex, are moving forward. The County Council acquired the site from global healthcare company Novartis in December 2016, and is committed to building on the site’s long-established position as a major employment centre. Feasibility and design work has been taking place to develop proposals for a mix of business and residential use to meet local needs.

Approximately two-thirds of the site is planned for high quality business space to create and support jobs,  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. Construction work on the site is not expected to begin before 2021 and could take around five years to complete.

The draft masterplan is available to view below (scroll down beyond the online survey link to find related documents - the masterplan is within the display panels). We recommend that you see this before completing the survey.

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are keen to hear what people think about the proposals to provide a mixture of much needed, high-quality business space and new homes. Feedback from this public consultation will help shape the plans for the site. 

The first round of consultation will remain open until Friday 12th October 2018. Following the first consultation round, the draft masterplan will be reviewed and there will be a further drop-in public information event, opening a second round of consultation, on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at:

The Holbrook Club
North Heath Lane
Horsham
RH12 5PJ.

You are welcome to attend the drop-in exhibition any time between 12 noon and 8pm, where you will be able to talk to members of the project team. Your feedback on the proposals will be very welcome.

The second consultation round will be open from 30th October until 16th November 2018.  Further details can be found here. 

If you require the consultation materials in another format, please contact us on 020 7357 8000.

If you are deaf or have difficulty hearing you can contact us via NGT Text Relay 18001 01243 777100 providing you have this app downloaded onto your PC, laptop or smartphone.

Events

  • Drop-in Exhibition

    From 26 Sep 2018 at 16:00 to 26 Sep 2018 at 21:00

    The draft masterplan will be presented for public consultation later this month. A drop-in public consultation event will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at:

    The Holbrook Club
    North Heath Lane
    Horsham
    RH12 5PJ

    You are welcome to attend the drop-in exhibition any time between 4pm and 9pm, where you will be able to talk to members of the project team. Your feedback on the proposals will be very welcome.

  • Drop-in Exhibition

    From 30 Oct 2018 at 12:00 to 30 Oct 2018 at 20:00

    The revised masterplan will be presented for public consultation during the second consultation round.
    A drop-in public consultation event will take place on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at:

    The Holbrook Club
    North Heath Lane
    Horsham
    RH12 5PJ

    You are welcome to attend the drop-in exhibition any time between 12 noon and 8pm, where you will be able to talk to members of the project team. Your feedback on the proposals will be very welcome.

Areas

  • Horsham District

Audiences

  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Groups
  • Children
  • Disabled People
  • Faith Groups
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual (LGBT) Groups
  • Older People
  • People in marriages & civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Young People
  • Young People Aged 18+
  • Gender Groups
  • Anyone aged 18 or over
  • NHS
  • Health and Wellbeing Professionals
  • Patients
  • GPs
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Residents e-Panel
  • Teachers
  • Pupils
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Students
  • Young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability)
  • Headteachers
  • SEN Co-ordinators
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Sensory Support Team
  • West Sussex County Council Staff
  • Capita Staff
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Staff
  • County Communicators
  • Have Your Say Champions
  • CLT
  • Elected Members
  • Cyclists
  • Bus/coach Passengers
  • Car/Van Drivers
  • Police
  • District/Borough Councils
  • Parish Councils
  • Town Councils
  • Elected Members/Councillors
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Community Organisations
  • Social Enterprise
  • Registered Charity
  • Bus Operators
  • Broadband Suppliers
  • Childcare Providers
  • All West Sussex Businesses
  • Employees
  • CBC Library Group
  • Local services in the care sector
  • Service Users
  • Homeless People
  • People Who Do Not Use This Service
  • All West Sussex Residents
  • Tenants/Leaseholders
  • Visitors/Tourists
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Parents
  • Key stakeholders
  • Local residents

Interests

  • Community
  • Business Location
  • Economy
  • Employment
  • Sites & Premises
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Regeneration