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Saxon Weald is a local housing association providing more than 6700 homes across Sussex and Hampshire. It is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society, with the money made from rents being re-invested in the management, maintenance and building of homes. Saxon Weald is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.
Eyles Close presents an exciting opportunity to provide new affordable housing in Horsham. The proposal presented by Saxon Weald includes the demolition of existing garages (2 blocks totalling 9 garages) and the construction of two affordable dwellings. The layout makes use of the existing access point into the site with 2x one-bedroom flats with private entrances fronting onto Eyles Close.
Saxon Weald is working in conjunction with MH Architects and the scheme has been carefully considered with regards to the sensitivity of the location and this has informed the scale, appearance, orientation and amount of accommodation being proposed.
The building will be two storeys in height and incorporate traditional, local materials deployed in a modern manner, such as buff multi-stock facing brick and dark grey roof tile. Window proportions respect the surrounding residential vernacular, ensuring ample light penetrates into the living spaces whilst ensuring that neighbouring properties are not overlooked.
Parking is integrated into the site layout in the form of a small parking bay, with 3 spaces, including 1 disabled space, proposed in total.
Sustainability is a key principle of the development proposal; the properties have been designed using the key principles of net zero carbon buildings with a focus on prioritising energy efficiency.
In addition to this, ecological and arboricultural consultants have been commissioned to ensure the potential for new habitats and biodiversity is optimised. The site layout has been arranged so that the existing trees along the north-eastern boundary of the site will be unaffected by the development, with the tree within the southern boundary of the site retained. New planting including low level shrubs will be used to reinforce site boundaries with small trees planted in the rear gardens.
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The consultation will be open for comments from noon on Monday 10th October 2022 and will close at midnight on Monday 31st October 2022.
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