Decision details

Highwood Community Centre Development Proposal and Denne Ward Community Asset review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No





i)     the Council commit to building an extended alternative facility at Highwood with a 240 m² hall and ancillary facilities including a nursery, subject to agreeing a pre-letting arrangement with a nursery operator;


ii)    an independent report in order to assess the current and future needs for community facilities in Horsham Town and the wider district be commissioned;


iii)   any viable option submitted for the future of the Drill Hall which accords with Council policies and was submitted during a period of two years (or until the completion of the new Highwood Community facility), would be considered by cabinet with a final recommendation to Full Council for approval; and;


iv)   Failing an alternative viable option coming forward within a period of two years to approve decommissioning of the Drill Hall to release this site for affordable housing on completion of the Highwood Community Centre.


Reasons for Recommendations


To rationalise the Council’s community assets to maximise their usefulness, reduce running costs and to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.


Publication date: 30/01/2020

Date of decision: 30/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2020 - Cabinet

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