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‘Horsham is full’ reads anti-housing sign on A24

JPCT 060214 Anti-housing sign between Farthings Hill and Hop Oast, Hotrsham . Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 060214 Anti-housing sign between Farthings Hill and Hop Oast, Hotrsham . Photo by Derek Martin

Anti-housing slogans have been painted on the back of advertising signs off the A24.

The back of the two hoardings, between the Farthings Hill and Hop Oast roundabouts, read ‘No more houses in Horsham we are full’, and ‘Come in to the garden Maude while thher’s a little left’.

Horsham District Council is currently putting together its housing strategy and is due to approve its Proposed Submission which will go the planning inspector in April.

The council consulted on its draft strategy from August to October, plans which included a new business park and 2,500 homes north of Horsham.

Two meetings on housing will be held this week.

The first is a North Horsham Parish Council meeting on Tuesday (February 11) at Roffey Millennium Hall starting at 7.30pm, which will see the parish council’s alternative strategy debated.

The second is a meeting in public organised by HDC at Park North starting at 5.30pm where three speakers will give presentations on topics such as the economy, and transport and infrastructure. Ten members of the public will also ask questions of councillors.

The second sign off the A24 is a line taken from Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Maud’ as well as an allusion to Horsham MP and Government minister for the cabinet office Francis Maude.

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