Ford Environmental Impact Scoping Report

The Planning Department has received an Environmental Impact Scoping Report relating to proposed development at Ford Airfield. 

‘Scoping’ is the process of identifying the content and extent of the environmental information to be submitted within the Environmental Statement.

The report is dated November 2018 and contains information required to assess the likely significant environmental effects of the proposed development.

The location at Ford Airfield is a Planning Strategic Site Allocation, identified for development, within the Arun District Local Plan 2018.

The proposal that the scoping exercise relates to is for up to 1,500 dwellings, up to 37,000 square metres of employment space, a local centre to include retail units, commercial and community facilities, primary school, nursery, a care/retirement home, healthcare facilities, public open space, new sports pitches and facilities, associated access, infrastructure, landscape and ancillary works.

Following consultation, the scope of the EIA as identified within the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report (November 2018) is acceptable.  Arun District Council’s response and the Scoping report typing in the application reference F/19/18/EIS in our planning search.

A submission of a formal Environmental Statement, together with a full planning application for the development is expected to follow later this year (2019).

A Location Plan of the proposed site, below, indicates the area for development.

Ford strategic location plan