Discussions on controversial plans to convert Horsham’s Drill Hall into new homes are being delayed.
Horsham District Council’s cabinet was due to discuss the proposals at a meeting on Thursday - but has now decided to delay discussions until next week.
The move follows a public outcry - and the launch of two protest petitions - when the proposals were first revealed last week.
The council proposes converting the historic Drill Hall in Denne Road into housing and providing a new community centre at Highwood, off the A24.
A council spokesman said: “It has been agreed that the proposal regarding Highwood Community Centre and the Drill Hall will now be discussed at a cabinet meeting on January 30, not on January 23 as originally planned.
“This will enable further discussion following the level of public interest in this particular proposal.”