Video: Residents have their say on homes in Yapton

SMALLER houses should be built in Yapton.

The need for one and two-bedroom new properties is among the policies which residents have included in the draft version of their land-use blueprint.

C131608-1 Bog Dec5 Yapton  phot kate''Deborah Robinson, chairman of Yapton Parish Council, right, with Paul and Julie Myers, left, and Maria Thomas, looking at some of the proposals for the village future.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131608-1

C131608-1 Bog Dec5 Yapton phot kate''Deborah Robinson, chairman of Yapton Parish Council, right, with Paul and Julie Myers, left, and Maria Thomas, looking at some of the proposals for the village future.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131608-1

They have also called for one in four of new dwellings to be built to Lifetime homes standards to make them suitable for older people as well as those who are younger.

The initial version of the neighbourhood plan sets aside five sites where housing could be built.

They are: north of Yapton CE Primary School (20 homes), Cinders Lane (30 homes), Main Road/Drove Lane (12 homes), Maypole Field (20 homes) and Old Coal Yard (four homes).

It also calls for faster broadband for the village and the retention of community facilities among its 64 pages.

For the full story see the Bognor Regis Observer out on Thursday, December 5.