Activity, or lack of, at Horndean Car Sales…
In the last 2 weeks the car sales lot at Horndean car Sales has been cleared. The sales team advise they believe some building work is going to happen, but at this point no planning application is in with EHDC for anything, so quite what, no one knows! The sales team at Linden Homes understand that the land owner is speaking to Tesco Express, but this is something I have not been able to confirm from anyone so far.
The center of Horndean is fragmented and not a great destination. In principle I am happy to see the car sales lot be developed but would much prefer it if this were for a horse shoe of smaller shops set around a car park where some new businesses and some units from The precinct could relocate to create a brighter and more presentable village center. This could give the tired and worn precinct a chance to be redeveloped into part retail and part residential use making the center of our village more useful.
If you know first hand what the intentions are at Horndean Car Sales’ lot then I would very much like to know, and if the land owner is able to come forward and look at how this land could be used to make a better village center then this would be brilliant.