The Approvals Process

Framework Masterplan
This sets the overarching principles for the development of the strategic allocation, including land uses (e.g. housing, community and open space), where these will be located and the locations of access points and movement routes for the development. 

The Framework Masterplan will be submitted to Arun District Council for public consultation and endorsement. It is expected it will be considered by the Council in Autumn 2020.

Future Planning Applications
Once the Framework Masterplan has been endorsed by the Council, planning applications can be prepared and submitted for the site. Due to the various landownership, a single application for the whole site is not expected to be submitted.

The indicative timescales for planning applications in the short term are currently:


  1. West Sussex County Council: Detailed planning application for A29 realignment to the north of Barnham Road (Phase 1) expected to be submitted in Autumn 2020 

  2. Barratts (land north of Barnham Road) – Detailed planning application submission Autumn 2020 / Winter 2020/21 (subject to the timely submission of the WSCC application for the northern section of the A29)

  3. CALA land parcel: Considering possible new application in autumn 2020

  4. Other landowners immediately south of Barnham Road: Detailed planning applications are due to come forward in 2020.

  5. The Southern Consortium: Hybrid planning application expected in winter 2020 (detailed planning application for the A29 realignment south of Barnham Road and outline planning application for the residential-led development on land north of the railway line.)

Planning applications for the remaining phases of the development are expected to come forward subsequently over the Local Plan period (up to 2031) and beyond.   

All landowners are expected to submit planning applications for their land. These will be expected by the Council to conform with the Vision, Objectives and details of the Framework Masterplan document. 

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Limited (‘Lichfields’) is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (registration number Z6193122). Completion of the survey constitutes your explicit consent for us to process your data for the purposes outlined. Your responses will be analysed by Lichfields on behalf of our clients. The Church Commissioners for England and Hanbury Properties. Lichfields will use your personal information for the purposes of keeping you informed about the project and for understanding public opinion on the project. Responses to this consultation may be made publicly available, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your anonymised comments may be shared with Arun District Council as part of the planning application submission. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation.  Your personal data will be deleted at the conclusion of our assignment. You have the right to: withdraw your consent at any time; request to see what information is held about you: have inaccurate information about you corrected; have your personal information removed from our system (unless we are required by law or a statutory purpose to keep it); or complain to the Data Protection Officer where you believe your data has not been handled in accordance with the law. You can do this by contacting the Data Protection Officer by email: or by post to: The Data Protection Officer, Lichfields, The Minster Building, 21 Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AG.