The overall sustainability vision will be based on five defined sectors:

This approach is focussed on creating value with the aim to release real term and tangible benefits.
Each planning application will deliver sustainable development as required by Arun Local Plan Policy SD SP1 by contributing to the social, economic and environmental conditions in the district. The approach to sustainability will seek to:


  • Prioritise the protection and enhancement of features of ecological value and maximise the overall net gain in biodiversity.

  • Maximise the creation of the social value through the delivery of new homes and community infrastructure which responds to local needs and priorities.

  • Foster a strong local economy which benefits both new residents and the surrounding communities.

As the land parcels come forward the detailed schemes will be designed to adapt to climate change, including considering health impacts, introducing energy efficiency measures, and incorporating Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. Information on site specific measures proposed as part of developments will form part of forthcoming planning applications as appropriate. 

Further work will be undertaken on the energy and transport strategies for the site as part of the next stage of development. The energy strategy would look to prioritise reducing demand, before supplying energy efficiently and innovatively, and finally deploying renewable technologies, demonstrating a clear route to net zero carbon in the future. The transport strategy will focus on encouraging a shift to active modes of travel, with a view to facilitating access to an equitable, healthy, and low carbon transport network.

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