Welcome to the website for the Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Framework Masterplan Consultation. We are delighted that you have taken the time to learn more about the design, what the scheme will comprise and how you can contribute.
Land at Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate (BEW) is allocated for development in the Arun District Council Local Plan (2018) for 3,000 homes, alongside other social infrastructure - including two new primary schools, two local centres which will include shops and a library facility. This Framework Masterplan has been prepared by The Southern Consortium (formed by The Church Commissioners for England and Hanbury Properties). We have been working closely with Arun District Council officers, other landowners and key stakeholders including West Sussex County Council to develop a Framework Masterplan for the entire site. The purpose and the benefit of an overall Masterplan is that it will guide future development and demonstrate how the proposals will integrate with the existing community.
In line with the latest Government Guidance on Covid 19, we do not think it would be advisable to hold a public exhibition at this current time, which may attract a gathering of a large number of people. As such, working with Arun District Council we have instead prepared this fully interactive website that allows you to consider the emerging proposals and provide your feedback. There is a section on the website that you can use to send us your comments over a three week period from 5 August until 26 August 2020. All comments will be read by the team and taken into consideration when finalising the Framework Masterplan, which will then be submitted to Arun District Council for consideration.
The Framework Masterplan forms the first stage in the masterplanning process. There will be further opportunities to comment and feedback on subsequent individual planning applications as they are brought forward. All future planning applications will need to comply with the overall Framework Masterplan. To find out more about the community engagement programme click here.
It is intended that the Council will undertake its own consultation on the Framework Masterplan (expected in September-October 2020) before it is considered for endorsement by the Development Control sub-committee later in Autumn 2020. Subject to restrictions being lifted, we do hope to meet with you in person later this year.
Artists Impression of Local Centre
You can watch a recorded presentation given by the project team below on the Framework Masterplan consultation. This provides an update on the proposals, including blue and green infrastructure, transport and connectivity and infrastructure and phasing.