Developer submits plans for 60 homes

An artist's drawing of the proposed homes SUS-140509-102206001
An artist's drawing of the proposed homes SUS-140509-102206001

OUTLINE plans for 60 homes have been submitted for land in Eastergate.

Linden Homes has asked Arun District Council to approve initial proposals for the site north of Barnham Road.

The development would also provide new allotments and would see the re-instatement of historic orchard land to create community orchards.

The site has been allocated for development in the Barnham and Eastergate neighbourhood plan which was backed by 95 per cent of those who voted in a referendum in July. The plan has since been made a formal planning document by Arun and its policies used to decide applications.

Francis Palmer, the strategic land and planning manager at Linden Homes, said: “We are pleased to have submitted this application, which follows a lot of work over the past few months with the local community.

“The feedback we received from both the neighbourhood plan group and the community has been invaluable in helping us to develop the masterplan.

“The scheme would deliver a number of important benefits to the local community, including allotments and community orchards, a new homes bonus payment of over £400,000 to Arun District Council and over £100,000 to West Sussex County Council.”

Linden Homes will also make contributions to public services through what is known in planning terms as a Section 106 agreement.

There will also be 90 jobs during the building work, if permission is given.

The company had pledged to give chances for people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry, Mr Palmer said.

Submission of the application follows a period of public consultation by Linden Homes.

This included two public exhibitions, individual meetings with residents who live next to the site and a number of meetings with the Barnham and Eastergate neighbourhood plan group.

The application will be decided in the coming months by Arun. The plans can be seen on its website.