Redevelopment of the former Novartis site Horsham

Opens 26 Sep 2018

Closes 23 Nov 2018


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 will be presented for public consultation at a drop-in event on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at:

The Holbrook Club
North Heath Lane
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.

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.

If you are unable to attend the information event on Wednesday 26th September, you will be able to view and comment on the proposals here on the Have Your Say consultation hub from 26th September.

Have Your Say

This consultation will open on 26 Sep 2018. Please come back on or after this date to give us your views.



  • Horsham District


  • Anyone from any background


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