Local residents have until 29th September to share their thoughts on a large development in Lancing.

The plans (for the New Monks Farm site, by New Monks Farm Development, which is a subsidiary of Brighton & Hove Albion FC) to build 600 homes and a new IKEA superstore also includes the planned creation of a new roundabout on the A27, a country park and school/community hub.

Over 1,200 letters have been sent to residents in Lancing and Shoreham asking for their views on the application for the site.

The full set of plans and supporting documents are also being uploaded onto the Adur and Worthing Councils website while a full hard copy will also available at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road.

James Appleton, Adur and Worthing Council’s Head of Planning and Development, said:

“This is a complex detailed planning application which will affect thousands of people across Adur and beyond. For that reason, we are determined to allow as many as possible to see and comment on the proposal. As a result, we have extended the time that people can comment on the application from the usual three weeks to eight.

“All of these comments will then be taken on board before the council takes a decision on the application possibly before the end of the year depending on when the council receives the inspector’s full report on Adur’s emerging Local Plan.”

The application for the site, located between the east of the Mash Barn estate and to the north of Brighton & Hove Albion’s training ground and next to Shoreham Airport, is 1,200 pages long.

It is described as a hybrid, which means some aspects are for full permission; while others are for outline, which requires a further detailed application at a later date.

An illustrative masterplan brings the whole development together. It includes plans for:

  • 250 residential dwellings (full application)
  • 350 residential dwellings (outline application)
  • 32,900sqm of IKEA store (outline)
  • relocation of travellers site with an additional two pitches (full)
  • new A27 Roundabout at Sussex Pad junction, with associated access roads (full)
  • 28 hectares of Country Park (full)
  • two football pitches for Brighton & Hove Albion training ground (full)
  • school and community hub (outline)

The residential part of the plan will include 30% affordable homes, which is in line with Adur District Council’s housing policy.

The creation of a new roundabout replacing the Sussex Pad traffic light junction is separate to the ongoing A27 consultation run by Highways England, which includes alterations to the Grinstead Lane roundabout in Lancing.

If approved, developers believe work could start on the site by 2019.

View the masterplan here. To have your say, follow this link, then click on view (and comment on) planning applications and type the reference number AWDM/0961/17 in the search field. Comments are needed by 29th September.