Furzefield Road, Horsham

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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.

Furzefield Road presents an exciting opportunity to provide new affordable housing in Horsham. The proposal presented by Saxon Weald includes the demolition of existing garages (3 blocks totaling 42 garages) and the construction of five affordable dwellings. The layout makes use of the existing dual access points into the site with 3x three-bedroom houses fronting onto Furzefield Road and 2x two-bedroom houses fronting onto Church Road.

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 dark grey 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 in the form of 2 small parking courts, with 10 spaces 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 two mature oak trees at the southern edge of the site will be retained and enhanced with new planting including low level shrubs to site boundaries and small trees throughout the front and rear gardens.

Furzefield Road 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 ‘Furzefield Road 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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