The site is located to the western edge of Billingshurst, a large village and civil parish within Horsham District. The site forms the northern portion of a small arable field that is defined on all sides by roads. Prior to installation of the current road network, this field formed part of the larger field to the west that adjoins Newbridge Farm. The truncated line of mature oak trees to the North of Newbridge Farm, comprise the remaining part of the original field boundary.
The northwest boundary of the site is defined by the A272 – a fast single carriage roadway with shallow vegetated embankment both sides and no footways. The A272 connects with the A29 dual carriageway and towards West Street into Billingshurst village via Platts Roundabout at the NE site corner. A road link from the A272 to the north of the site also affords access to a County household waste recycling facility and to Jubilee Fields – a country park with sports pitches managed by the Parish Council.
The eastern site boundary is defined by the A29 (dual carriageway) with a steeper vegetated embankment both sides and no footways. The adjacent side of the carriageway comprises suburban style residential settlement of predominantly two storey height
The site is located at Billingshurst in West Sussex and is centred at Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference TQ 07900 25898.
The site is located within the Platts Roundabout ‘wider site’ which comprised mostly an arable field bounded by a species rich hedgerow to the north and east as well as Platts roundabout and roads with adjacent grassland verges. Beyond the wider site that to the west and south of site are further arable fields with hedgerows. To the east lies Billingshurst town centre, while to the north is a small parcel of woodland and a waste centre.
28a East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HL