Land West of Bersted



The Arun Local Plan 2011-2031 identifies a number of ‘Strategic Allocations’ which are areas of land (sites) that have been identified to provide residential and commercial development to meet local housing and employment needs throughout the plan period (2011-2031).

The Arun Local Plan identifies the West of Bersted strategic allocation under policy H SP2a (SD3) as providing at least 2,500 dwellings over the plan period and identifies that the development proposals will need to meet key infrastructure requirements. These requirements will consist of a new three-form primary school and nursery places; a new 3G pitch facility; new sports pitches and facilities; a community hub; road/pedestrian/cycle link improvements to Pagham and Bognor Regis; and incorporate planned new employment provision.

Developers will also be required to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to Pagham Harbour SPA/Ramsar as well as preparing a comprehensive strategy for surface water management.

If you wish to contact us regarding any of the Strategic Sites, please email


Latest News

1 October 2020: The Framework Masterplan has now been endorsed.

September 2020:  Following the public consultation on the West Bersted Framework Masterplan, the document has been amended and will be considered by Development Control Committee on the 30th September.  View the West Bersted Framework Masterplan (Version for Endorsement).pdf [pdf] 14MB

August 2020  - Council begins West Bersted Planning ConsultationWest Bersted Framework Masterplan extension.
The consultation will run for four weeks from 24 August 2020 until 21 September 2020. The details for the draft Framework Masterplan and consultation will be available online at (the link will be live between 24 August 2020 – 21 September 2020) where you will be able to comment on the document. Alternatively, you can submit comments via email to

September 2019: Reserved matters application BE/103/19/RES was received at Land South of New Barn Lane.

December 2018: Outline planning permission was granted under reference BE/77/16/OUT for the construction of 50 dwellings.

December 2018: Scoping opinion issued under reference BE/65/17/EIS on Land West of Bersted.