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Is Sussex set for £35m John Lewis store?
10:20am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A major high street store is at the centre of a new town centre development.
John Lewis has been rumoured to open a new store in Horsham.
A spokesperson for Horsham District Council said plans are taking shape for a major new £35 million shopping project at Albion Way with developer Westrock.
She said: “Horsham District Council has worked in collaboration with Westrock to promote the project and detailed plans are expected to be published for public consideration by the end of February 2013.
“As with any such scheme, the developers will need to secure the necessary statutory consents, relating to planning following appropriate consultation.”
Cllr Ray Dawe, Leader of Horsham District Council, said: “In recent years we have seen the renaissance of Horsham’s East Street through encouraging private investment in restaurant and leisure uses which have given a real identity to this quarter of the town.
“Horsham District Council’s challenge now is to further improve the shopping offer in the town |centre.
“The Albion Way site is key to providing an anchor at this end of the town that will give a lift to West Street and Bishopric.”
A spokesperson from John Lewis said: “We continue to seek a suitable location for a new shop in the area. John Lewis is often linked to available sites and retail led developments but we don't comment on market speculation.”
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