Welcome to Arun Lea

As you may know, in May 2021 Inspired Villages secured outline planning permission for a Retirement Community, creating 141 specialist properties for over 65s to help our residents live independently for longer.

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The new integrated retirement community at Arun Lea will include:

  • 141 specialist homes for older people, including apartments and cottages

  • A range of health and wellbeing facilities open to both future residents and the wider community, including a restaurant, café, fitness suite and swimming pool

  • Net-zero carbon (regulated energy) sustainable development

  • Dedicated village transport service

  • Creation of approximately 30 Full-Time Equivalent jobs

Phase 1

A subsequent Reserved Matters planning application was submitted in August 2022, covering the detailed elements for the provision of Phase 1 including the Village Centre and 47 specialist homes for older people. This application was approved by Horsham District Council on Monday 20th November 2023.

Join Our Consultation Event on 6th December 2023!

Phases 2 & 3

Inspired Villages now intends to submit a Reserved Matters application in early 2024 for the remaining Phases 2 & 3, which will deliver the remaining 94 homes. As part of our consultation programme for Phases 2 & 3, we will be holding a consultation event at The Bridge Leisure Centre in early December, which you can sign up to attend here.


Date: Wednesday 6th December 2023

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The Bridge Leisure Centre, Wickhurst Ln, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3YS

After the event, please fill out a feedback form and return this to us on the day or in your own time afterwards. Download the form here.

The event will be a chance to explore the emerging proposals for Phases 2 & 3 in more detail, speak directly with the project team, and provide valuable feedback. For those unable to attend, copies of all materials on display will be available on our website shortly after the event, along with an online survey which will remain open until Friday 22nd December.

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