Horsham Fire Station relocation

Closed 19 Sep 2018

Opened 8 Aug 2018


West Sussex County Council is bringing forward proposals on behalf of the One Public Estate (OPE) West Sussex partnership to relocate Horsham Fire Station to a site on the A24 at Highwood.

The proposed new centre will incorporate a new joint blue-light centre with Sussex Police.

This project will also deliver a joint blue-light satellite station close to Horsham town centre to provide facilities for an on-call fire engine and a public-facing front counter for Sussex Police, and potentially facilities for South East Coast Ambulance Service.

We have undertaken detailed analysis of the effect of the move on our emergency response times. This analysis has shown that we will still maintain our agreed emergency response standard for the Horsham area and the provision of the satellite facility will allow our current on-call unit to continue to serve Horsham. There will of course be areas where the response time is predicted to be longer than it currently is but conversely other areas will see a decrease in those times.

The OPE West Sussex Programme has allowed us to move ahead with this now.

You will find more information on the OPE West Sussex programme at www.westsussex.gov.uk and search for ‘OPE’.

We want to hear your views on these proposals.

Please note: A leaflet with more details about the proposals is provided below to enable you to provide your answers and comments.

Why We Are Consulting

It is a statutory requirement that we consult on any proposal to relocate a fire station as this will change the predicted response times for some areas.

Your opinions are important to us and can influence how we take any proposal forward. The consultation period is open until 19 September 2018.

If you require this survey in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 777100, email us at yourfireservice@westsussex.gov.uk or via NGT Text Relay 18001 01243 777100.


What Happens Next

Following this consultation we will consider all the responses and our next steps. If we progress with this proposal we will undertake a detailed feasibility study later in the year.



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