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The application for a three-storey block of 22 flats, in North Parade, follows a similar plan for 23 flats, which was withdrawn last year.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 and search for DC/20/0614 and DC/20/0302.

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