Landmark Horsham pub faces demolition

JPCT 241214 S14520019x The Fountain Inn, 81 Rusper Road, Horsham, -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141224-115247001

JPCT 241214 S14520019x The Fountain Inn, 81 Rusper Road, Horsham, -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141224-115247001

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A landmark Horsham pub faces being demolished and replaced with five new homes under plans submitted to the council.

The Fountain Inn in Rusper Road is currently still open, but according to the planning application submitted to Horsham District Council it has been ‘trading poorly’ for a number of years.

The design and access statement on HDC’s planning portal, reads: “The Fountain Inn is currently open, however it has been trading poorly for a number of years and volume has been steadily declining for the last five years by 20 per cent. The owners Hall and Woodhouse have had three tenants during this period, and despite the best efforts of the latest tenant, the level of trade and custom from the local community has become so low that the business cannot be sustained.”