Redevelopment of the former Novartis Site Horsham, 2nd consultation round

Closed 16 Nov 2018

Opened 30 Oct 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 that was displayed at the first drop-in consultation event is available to view below (scroll down the page to find related documents - the masterplan is within the display panels). 

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 took place from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 12th October 2018. Thank you to everyone who took part. Following the first consultation round, the draft masterplan is being 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
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.

If you are unable to attend the drop-in exhibition, you will be able to submit your feedback on the proposals, by completing the online survey here, from 30th October. You will also be able to view the display panels from the second drop-in exhibition at Horsham library from Monday 5th November to Friday 16th November.

The second consultation round will be open until 16th November 2018.

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.



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