Welcome to Arunlea

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 Arunlea 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.


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 held a consultation event at The Bridge Leisure Centre in early December.

The event was 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, you can download the banners from the consultation event by clicking the button below.

Consultation banners

Thank you again for joining us, your presence and participation were invaluable. If you have any feedback, please fill out our form below.

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Our feedback form will remain open until Friday 22nd December.

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Have your say

Please take a moment to complete the questions below. 

Which parts of the event did you find useful? (select all that apply)
Are you or someone you know interested in the residential offering at Arunlea?

A Reserved Matters application is currently being prepared for Phases 2 & 3 of Arunlea, which will be submitted to Horsham District Council in early 2024.

Before we submit the application, we would like to know what you think about these proposals.

Taking everything into consideration, in principle do you support the Reserved Matters proposals for Phases 2 & 3 of Arunlea?
Do you believe there is a need for more affordable more dedicated retirement living housing in Horsham District?
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If you have any questions regarding the forthcoming Phase 2 & 3, you can speak directly to a member of the project team via:

This information is being collected on behalf of Inspired Villages and will be shared with them, securely stored and destroyed at the end of the planning process. All written feedback will be anonymised and shared with the local planning authority, Horsham District Council. For further information about how we hold and use your data and your rights under General Data Protection Regulations please visit: www.meeting-place.uk