Forge Way, Billinghurst

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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.

Forge Way presents an exciting opportunity to provide new affordable housing in Billingshurst. The proposal presented by Saxon Weald includes the demolition of existing garages (1 block totalling 10 garages) and the construction of 2 dwellings. The layout makes use of the existing site entrance with 2x affordable three-bedroom houses accessed from Forge Way.

Working in conjunction with MH Architects, 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. All dwellings will be two storeys in height and incorporate traditional, local materials deployed in a modern manner, such as red multi-stock facing brick and slate roof tile. Window proportions respect the surrounding residential vernacular whilst ensuring ample light penetrates into the living spaces.







Parking is integrated into the site layout with 2 allocated spaces per dwelling and an additional 3 visitor spaces (7 spaces 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. Existing trees will be retained where possible and enhanced with new planting including low level shrubs to site boundaries and small trees throughout the front and rear gardens.

Forge Way Model Images

Additional site plans can be accessed via these links:

Site Location and Block Plan

Proposed Site Plan

Proposed Plans and Elevations

To have your say on these proposals please email us on [email protected], clearly marking your email ‘Forge Way Consultation’ or complete the online feedback form via the link below:

Feedback Form

The consultation will be open for comments from noon on 26th September 2022 and will close at midnight on 17th October 2022.

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