‘Meadowbrook’ development at Water Lane (Crest Nicholson)
The location of the site is shown on the map above. Previously rough grassland, the site is bounded on the northern and western (Water Lane) boundaries by trees and hedges, with a stream flowing along the south-western boundary. To the south and east the site are existing residential roads Brook Close, Rother Close, Concorde Close, Jubilee Way, Rainbow Way, and St Marys Close. North of the site are open fields and Snapes Cottage, a Grade II Listed Building.
This development has also been through a complex and extended planning process. The developer’s original application in 2013 (DC/13/1265) was resisted by Thakeham and neighbouring parish councils and refused by Horsham District Council, but was allowed by Inspector on appeal in 2014. The upshot is approval for 76 houses, and some communal amenities (children’s play area, pond area). Construction began in late 2015 and is now well-advanced, and the development will end up looking as shown in the drawing below.
To find out more about the houses being built at this site and/or to register an interest, go to https://www.crestnicholson.com/meadowbrook/
For more detail on the planning background and current agreements, go to Horsham District Council’s planning portal and search on ‘Land North of Brook Close’.