Horsham Town Centre Vision approved by HDC

The Horsham Town Centre Vision was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 23rd November.

Forum Chair Ruth Fletcher spoke at the meeting about the need for high level joint working (audio available – listen from 54:48).

Deputy Leader of the Council Jonathan Chowen spoke about how providing for everyday cycling creates a much better environment for everyone (from 78:55):

“It’s not just cycling, it’s the environment cycling creates.”

If you ever visit a town which has embraced cycling properly, I mean properly, it does create a much different environment to one that just embraces the car.

We should be looking at any opportunity that can embrace that kind of environment … if you’ve ever been to a community which has embraced it, you just know it as soon as you get there and it creates an area which is much safer for everybody: pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, but also disabled people and children.

It just makes a much safer environment and I would have hoped in the vision that we would have perhaps lifted it up slightly up the agenda.”

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