THE NAME of a new £1 billion home development has been revealed.

Located north of the A264 in Horsham, the development will include 2,750 new homes, as well as shops, community facilities, parks and a campus for the Bohunt Horsham School.

The 500-acre multi-tenure development in North Horsham will be called Mowbray.

The name in a reference to Horsham’s history, with Mowbray descending from Geoffrey de Montbray, who was an advisor to William the Conqueror and whose family were entrusted with the village of Horsham in the 14th century.

Andrew McPhillips, development director for Legal and General, said: “The name Mowbray is inspired by Horsham’s impressive history.

“Our new community is designed to inspire pride in its place and its heritage, and this is an important way of commemorating that.”

The Argus: Artists impression of new £1bn home development in Horsham Artists impression of new £1bn home development in Horsham

CALA Homes and sister company Legal and General Homes will be delivering the first 390 new homes, which are set to launch in spring.

As part of its aim to tackle the housing crisis, the site will aim to bring together Legal and General’s housebuilding arm CALA Homes with its Build to Rent, Affordable Housing and Modular Homes businesses.

Andrew said Mowbray aims to be a vibrant, sustainable and friendly new community where residents can live and work.

Work started on the village in September last year and the Bohunt Horsham School campus will welcome its first pupils in January 2022.

Next year will also see the opening of a new bridge across the A264, offering a safe travel option for school children.

Mowbray’s North Horsham location means it provides easy access to the centre of Horsham as well as rail, bus and road links to central London.

Andrew continued: “Mowbray will be a major, vibrant new community, beautifully planned and designed to suit all lifestyles.

“We have striven to create a welcoming neighbourhood that has community and sustainability at its heart, with a future committed to embracing and protecting the natural landscape surrounding it.”