Fresh plans to redevelop Horsham restaurant site for housing

New plans to demolish a Smith and Western restaurant and replace it with flats have been submitted to Horsham District Council.

Smith and Western restaurant, Northern Parade, Horsham. Pic Steve Robards SR1919249 SUS-190608-134852001
Smith and Western restaurant, Northern Parade, Horsham. Pic Steve Robards SR1919249 SUS-190608-134852001

The application for a three-storey block of 22 flats, in North Parade, follows a similar plan for 23 flats, which was withdrawn last year.

In a letter to the planning department, RDJW Architects said: “Over the course of the pre-application process, the scheme has been redesigned to overcome the comments and concerns raised with the previous proposals.

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“We are confident that this scheme will bring a landmark and gateway property to this area of Horsham.”

The application adds: “To ensure no overlooking onto adjoining neighbours, the scheme has been sensitively designed to avoid habitable windows overlooking neighbouring properties. Elevationally, the proposals offer a streamline and elegant response to the busy North Parade.”

If approved, the development will be made up of 15 two-bedroom flats and seven one-bedroom flats.

The American-themed restaurant chain has put in an application to move into the former site of cookware retailer Steamer Trading in East Street.

To view the applications, log on to public-access.horsham.gov.uk and search for DC/20/0614 and DC/20/0302.

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