Brownfield in Barns Green

Brownfield in Barns Green

Sigma Homes has secured a 1.9Ha (4.7acres) brownfield site in the West Sussex village of Barns Green, the site to be known as Sumners Fields.

The Horsham-based firm will commence construction work later this summer on a £16m scheme of 32 homes.

Horsham District Council resolved to grant detailed planning permission for the scheme in December 2022, subject to the completion of the s106 legal agreement. Designed by Worthing-based ECE Architecture, the homes will include one-, two-, three- and four- bedroom apartments and houses. 12 of these properties are allocated for affordable housing, providing an above policy 37.5% allocation.

The character of Barns Green is predominantly of a traditional style and material palette. Existing nearby properties include a combination of red brick and white painted window frames, timber-cladded rural homes with dark window frames, and more contemporary post-war dwellings. However, the site is currently used for car parking and houses several farm buildings, as well as dilapidated light industrial units.

New landscaping, public open space, and ecological enhancements will be provided, and most of the existing trees and hedgerows will be retained and enhanced. There will be sufficient parking available for each new home, as well as cycle storage. Electric Vehicle charging points will be provided to all houses with a garage and driveway, with further charging points allocated to the apartments.

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