Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate (BEW)

The Arun Local Plan identifies the BEW strategic allocation under Policy H SP2c (SD5) as providing at least 2,300 dwellings over the plan period.

Development will preserve the separate identities of the villages so that the design of any development, open space and landscaping shall ensure continuity between the existing landscape setting and the villages. Housing shall be designed around a Linear Park which follows along the Lidsey Rife.

Financial contributions will provide new retail, commercial and community facilities, together with a new Tier 7 library and healthcare to serve BEW and Fontwell.

A new A29 route will provide linkages between the A27 to the north and the A259 to the south with a new bridge over the railway to the east of the current Woodgate crossing. The provision of an East-West route north of the railway line will join the existing and new A29 route and continue eastwards towards Barnham railway station, with additional car parking to serve facilities in Barnham’s centre. Regular Bus services linking BEW with Bognor Regis and the creation of a Westergate Link Cycle Scheme in addition to further cycle routes to/from Bognor Regis and linkages will be delivered.

A new two-form entry primary school, a new one-form (expandable to two-form) entry primary school and nursery places will be provided, together with two new sports pitches and changing facilities. Planned new employment provisions will also be incorporated into the development.

Below are the different strategic sites in BEW: