Background

The site is allocated in the Arun District Local Plan (2018) under Policy H SP2c SD5 for at least 2,300 homes within the plan period (2011-2031) and up to 3,000 in total (a further 700 beyond 2031). The Policy also requires any development proposals to meet the following key design and infrastructure requirements:

  1. Housing designed around a Linear Park which follows the Lidsey Rife.
     

  2. To preserve the separate identities and avoid the physical coalescence of the three villages of Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate though the delivery of green infrastructure, including avoiding physical coalescence along the B2233.
     

  3. A Community Hub which will include retail, commercial and community facilities; a new Tier 7 library facility; and healthcare facilities to serve BEW (SD5) and Fontwell (SD6).
     

  4. A new A29 route through the allocation and includes a bridge over the railway.
     

  5. An east-west route north of the railway line to join the existing A29 route and new A29 route and continue eastwards towards Barnham railway station.
     

  6. Access to Barnham railway station to be maximised through attractive routes for all modes of transport including additional car parking to serve facilities in Barnham’s centre including the station.
     

  7. Westergate Link cycle scheme alongside further cycle routes to/from Bognor and linkages.
     

  8. A new two-form entry primary school, a new one-form primary school and nursery places.
     

  9. Two new sports pitches and changing facilities.
     

  10. New employment provision.

High Level Development Principles

In designing the Framework Masterplan we have followed what are referred to as High-Level Development Principles which have been prepared by Arun District Council (ADC).  These effectively set the parameters of the design and will therefore inform and shape any future planning applications.  These are categorised as follows:

1           Access and Movement – seek to reduce the need to travel, promote sustainable forms of transport and create walkable neighbourhoods.

2          Landscape and Green Infrastructure – incorporate key blue and green landscape features and infrastructure, including locations for play space, sports pitches and open space.

3          Community and Employment - identify key locations for supporting employment spaces such as a new school, local centre, community facilities and library.

4          Built Form –  identify the development parcels and key character areas, including differentiating between urban extensions and a new community.

5          Sustainability – include measures to enhance sustainability and mitigate climate change.

6          Technology – incorporate opportunities for the integration of smart deliverable technologies that enhances public transport, homes, community and support uses and employment space.

The full details of the High-Level Development Principles were considered and agreed by the ADC Policy Sub Committee on 25 February 2020 can be viewed here [link to ADC committee paper (or final version with amends)]. 

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Arun Local Plan Proposals Map - Click on the above image to zoom in

High Level Development Principles

In designing the Framework Masterplan we have followed what are referred to as High-Level Development Principles which have been prepared by Arun District Council (ADC).  These effectively set the parameters of the design and will therefore inform and shape any future planning applications.  These are categorised as follows: 

 

  1. Access and Movement – seek to reduce the need to travel, promote sustainable forms of transport and create walkable neighbourhoods.
     

  2.  Landscape and Green Infrastructure – incorporate key blue and green landscape features and infrastructure, including locations for play space, sports pitches and open space.
     

  3. Community and Employment - identify key locations for supporting employment spaces such as a new school, local centre, community facilities and library.
     

  4. Built Form –  identify the development parcels and key character areas, including differentiating between urban extensions and a new community.
     

  5. Sustainability – include measures to enhance sustainability and mitigate climate change.
     

  6. Technology – incorporate opportunities for the integration of smart deliverable technologies that enhances public transport, homes, community and support uses and employment space.


The full details of the High-Level Development Principles were considered and agreed by the ADC Policy Sub Committee on 25 February 2020 can be viewed here


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