Housing plan put forward to build on Yapton field

MORE than 30 new houses could be built in Yapton.

Developer Seybrook and the three site-owners want to develop land to the south and west of Fellows Gardens.

Their outline planning application to Arun District Council is for 34 privately-owned and affordable houses.

Five will have four bedrooms, 19 three bedrooms and there will be ten with two bedrooms.

Planning agent Graham Beck, of Luken Beck, said in a statement the site was just over one hectare.

“The site is currently vacant, comprising a field formerly used for grazing but is now unmanaged, containing rank grassland and peripheral scrub.

“Acess is obtained from a gate on to Fellows Gardens.”

The land is outside the area which Arun has designated for development.

But Mr Beck said planning decisions for Gooadacres and Garden Crescent in Barnham and the Woodgate Centre supported its use for housing.

All the proposed houses would be two storeys high. Some changes to the proposal have been made in response to comments from nearby residents.

These have included moving the social housing away from Fellows Gardens.