Jobs and economic growth
The proposed development will create 137 new jobs directly, as well as a significant and long-term return on investment for West Sussex County Council. This will help pay for, and support, other council priorities and services.
The two intended retail anchors are not currently trading in Horsham Town Centre. Notably, the intended DIY and garden store retailer will be a new brand for Horsham District.
The proposed discount foodstore will help to ensure that residents have better access to affordable groceries and household goods which will support local families and help their household budgets stretch further.
The proposals will also help attract additional visitors, supporting the ‘local pound’, and having a positive impact on other businesses within the community.