New bid made for 44 houses on site in Barnham

A FRESH attempt has been made to build a new housing estate in Barnham.

Welbeck Strategic Land has re-submitted an outline planning application for the development of 44 dwellings.

The company wants to site them on 3.10ha of land north of Yapton Road and east of Garden Crescent.

It has asked Arun District Council for planning permission for the development of two to four bed houses.

Its planning agent, Graham Beck, of Luken Beck, says in a statement: “Up to 44 new residential dwellings could be provided.

“These could accommodate housing types to reflect local need, create a high quality environment in which to live and complement the character of the surrouding area.”

The original application for the scheme was refused permission by the council last month.

Planning officer Cian Cronin said the scheme was outside the area earmarked for development and there was a lack of proof of an acceptable foul and surface water sewage system.

He also stated no legal deal had been agreed by Welbeck Strategic Land for affordable housing or to pay for public services such as play facilities and libraries.

But Welbeck Strategic Land has decided to try again in the light of a planning inspector’s comments in his ruling about a housing scheme in Woodgate.

He said Arun’s development boundaries were outdated and commented on its lack of the 
required five year supply of land for development.