Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /4685
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Economic Development (Key Questions) Strategic Policy 11 - Tourism Facilities and Visitor Accommodation Strategic Policy 11 - Tourism Facilities and Visitor Accommodation View all on this section
Respondent Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhoo… View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Mar 2020
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Summary
We support this policy but would request that Horsham Drill Hall be included in the list of focus cultural facilities in 5.25. We would also suggest viticulture and Horsham’s beer brewing heritage feature alongside “local gastronomy” in the distinctive tourism offering of the District in 5.26.
Comment

We support this policy but would request that Horsham Drill Hall be included in the list of focus cultural facilities in 5.25.  We would also suggest viticulture and Horsham’s beer brewing heritage feature alongside “local gastronomy” in the distinctive tourism offering of the District in 5.26.

Proposed Change 5.25 “Horsham town is the focus for cultural facilities such as the Capitol Theatre, the Drill Hall and Horsham Museum.There are also main town centre leisure activities such as a cinema, bowling, sports facilities and hotels. The rural area has strategic scale facilities such as Southwater Country Park and the Downs Link, a recreation route that passes through the District linking Guildford and Shoreham-by-Sea. The South Downs National Park adjoins many of the settlements in the south of the District that have the potential to benefit from the visitor economy in this area.”

5.26 “The District needs more accommodation, but this needs to be linked to the distinctive offer of the District, capitalising on the local gastronomy and viticulture, brewing heritage, the traditional English landscapes, the vibrant market towns and villages, lively festivals and farmers' markets, the District's heritage assets and ease of access to the South Downs National Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The “Horsham District Hotel & Visitor Accommodation Study” (2016) presents key findings on the specific type of accommodation that is required in the District. This document or any subsequent update can help to inform decision-making on applications for tourist accommodation.”
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