With just over a week to go until the public consultation on the Draft Local Development Order (LDO) for Enterprise Bognor Regis ends, the CWS Partnership is encouraging local business people to have their say. The LDO outlines plans for the employment park which would create new job opportunities. The public consultation will end on Thursday 10th September 2015.

A copy of the draft order, a plan of the area, and a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the order are all available on the Council’s website at www.arun.gov.uk/ldo. Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed local development order can email ebrldo@arun.gov.uk.

The LDO outlines development opportunities on land adjacent to the A29, at Bognor Regis. The 22.9 hectare site covers three separate land parcels – Salt Box, Rowan Park and Oldlands Farm. The Council wishes to bring forward and facilitate early development of these sites through the LDO, which removes the need for planning permission for new business related development within the sites.

The objective if the LDO is to foster economic growth and provide the opportunity for the development of preferred employment uses to benefit from an accelerated and simplified planning process, created by the LDO, and an attendant reduction in planning fees.