Fontwell Strategic Site



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 2011-2031 identifies the Fontwell strategic allocation, under policy H SP2c (SD6), as providing at least 400 dwellings over the plan period. The strategic allocation requires the design and layout of the allocation to integrate Fontwell with the existing urban area at Wandleys Close.


Progress of Infrastructure provision within the Strategic Site or in Arun as a whole can be found in the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS)

The aim of this statement is to provide an update on all matters regarding developer contributions (Section 106 (S.106) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)) during the previous financial year.

Our first IFS was published in September 2020 to cover the period from April 2019 to 31st March 2020.  Please view our current IFS here: Infrastructure Funding Statement and Developer contributions | Arun District Council

The council collects all CIL contributions for all types of Infrastructure (from 1st April 2020) but it does not generally collect S.106 contributions for the provision of schools, highways, libraries or the fire service (although, in some cases S.106 for these items are retained for these projects, in agreement with the county council).  In most cases, these items are the responsibility of West Sussex County Council (WSCC).  Therefore our IFS should be read in conjunction with the WSCC IFS to identify how S.106 from specific development sites have been spent across the board.   

Please view the current WSCC IFS here: Section 106: Planning obligations - West Sussex County Council


Please see below the information regarding the development.  We will provide updates to bring you the latest information.

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


Latest News

November 2021: Reserved Matters under application BN/18/21/RES has been approved in respect of 5000 sq m of light industrial floor space (ClassB1 (b)/(c) following outline permission WA/22/15/OUT (resubmission following BN/57/19/RES). This forms part of the Strategic Allocation for Fontwell.

June 2021:  Work has resumed on the housing development by the developer Dandara.  

May 2021: All of the pre-commencement conditions for the housing development have now been discharged.  Dandara is expected to notify local residents before works resume.  Dandara can be contacted via should you have any queries.

April 2021:  A Temporary Stop Notice was issued on 9th April 2021 to the Housing Developers, Dandara, for commencing work without all of their pre-commencement conditions being discharged.

March 2021:  A new Reserved Matters Application BN/18/21/RES has been submitted for the Light Industrial buildings as an alternative scheme to the approved BN/57/19/RES.

14 October 2020: Reserved Matters Application BN/57/19/RES has now been approved for Light Industrial buildings at Land East of Fontwell Avenue.

May 2019: a reserved Matters application was received. Approval is sought for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the residential, retail, community and public open space elements of the development. The application does not include the light industrial (Class B1(b)/(c)) element.  This is proposed to be the subject of a separate application. View the application under reference WA/48/19/RES

April 2019: an amendment to the outline approval was approved under WA/1/19/PL, relating to the timing of the improvements to Fontwell Roundabout.

July 2017: An Outline Application was approved.  You can view the masterplan below, together with an overview summary to describe the approved development. The detailed application file is available to view under reference WA/22/15/OUT



View the indicative masterplan of the approved outline development.