Councillors approve North of Horsham planning application

Message from Andrew Blevins, Managing Director of Liberty

We are delighted that district councillors backed our outline planning application last night.  This decision is an important step towards realising the new homes, jobs, schools, community facilities and infrastructure that North of Horsham will provide and that is so fundamental to the future success and prosperity of the town and district.

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North of Horsham planning application referred to Full Council

Message from Andrew Blevins, Managing Director of Liberty

Naturally we are disappointed that the Planning Committee North did not feel able on its own to accept the recommendation of its own officers.

Our outline planning application has been interrogated and tested by the council and every relevant statutory authority consulted.  It has proven to be fit for purpose and the council’s own expert consultants confirmed that it represents a good deal for the district.

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Update on planning application for North of Horsham

Liberty submits additional information to Horsham District Council

Masterplan developer, Liberty Property Trust has submitted additional information to Horsham District Council in support of its planning application for a sustainable, mixed-use new community at North of Horsham.

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Invitation to a public exhibition on North of Horsham

Local community invited to view submitted plans

Where: Horsham Park Barn, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RJ (Next to the Conservatory Café)
When: Friday 30 September 2016 from 12pm to 8pm and Saturday 1 October 2016 from 10am to 4pm

Masterplan developer, Liberty Property Trust is holding a public exhibition to update the community on our outline planning application for a new live, work, play community at North of Horsham.

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Outline planning application submitted for sustainable new community

Masterplan developer to fund major investment in facilities and infrastructure

Horsham will welcome a new secondary school by September 2020 if plans for a sustainable new live, work, play community to the north of the town get the go-ahead from Horsham District Council.

The new secondary school – partly funded by masterplan developer, Liberty Property Trust from an overall infrastructure and community benefits package of around £50 million – will feature in the early stages of the 2,750-home North of Horsham development and sit within a new education campus at the heart of the community.  Designed from an early stage to be a key feature of the masterplan, the new campus will also include a primary school, as well as catering for ‘early years’ and pupils with special education needs.

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Horsham in a strong position to meet future growth challenges

HDPF matches new homes and jobs

Horsham is better placed to meet future growth challenges than many other local authorities in England, thanks to a balanced approach to land use planning in its new Local Plan – the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF).

A recent study by planning experts Turley has found that half of councils in England are adopting a flawed approach to land use planning that fails to provide a balance of new homes and jobs.  With the housing crisis dominating headlines, Turley argue that some authorities have lost sight of the need to build strong local economies – a fundamental requirement of government policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Crucially, and in contrast to the main criticism of the Turley report, Horsham District Council’s growth plan meets the requirements of the NPPF, matching new homes with significant employment opportunities, associated infrastructure and facilities, and providing a solid foundation for the future success of the district and its economy.

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Liberty Property Trust supports local charity

North of Horsham developer helps refurbish Springboard’s Horsham Centre

Staff from North of Horsham developer Liberty Property Trust had a day out of the office on Monday (22 June) to help the Springboard Project, a local Horsham charity, by enhancing the activity centre it runs for disabled children in the town.

They were taking part in the Bill Rouse Day of Caring, when Liberty’s 400 staff in the US and UK spend the day helping their communities in memory of the company’s founder Bill Rouse, who died in 2003.

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North of Horsham: community update

Message from Andrew Blevins, Managing Director of Liberty Property Trust UK

I wanted to update the local community on our work to support proposals for the sustainable, mixed-use development at North of Horsham.

On 17 and 18 April, we held two well-attended exhibition events in the Bishopric, with around 900 people visiting us. This gave local residents an opportunity to find out more about the proposed new community with many suggesting important local facilities that they would like to see and which North of Horsham could provide.

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Liberty welcomes feedback on North of Horsham plans

Consultation to inform outline planning application in the summer

Plans for a mixed-use and sustainable new community at North of Horsham were unveiled to the local community at a two-day public exhibition last week (17 and 18 April).

The proposals, being brought forward by Liberty Property Trust, attracted around 900 local people who came to view the draft plans, ask questions and provide their feedback.

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