Ford 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 Ford strategic allocation, under policy H SP2c (SD8), as providing at least 1,500 dwellings over the plan period. Developments must take into account sustainable transport links for all modes of transport between Ford Railway Station and Littlehampton/Arundel Cycleway, provide new ‘two-form’ entry primary school and nursery places, provide a Community Hub to meet identified local needs of retail, commercial and community facilities, a new Tier 7 library facility and provision of new healthcare facilities/or expansion of existing facilities for Ford, Yapton and Climping.

Two new sports pitches and changing facilities are to be incorporated and a new 3G pitch facility is to be provided to serve the east of the District. Improvements to the A259 between Climping and Littlehampton must be included within the development, while incorporating planned new employment provision, reflect the historic alignment of the old canal, maintain a visual separation between Ford & Yapton and Climping & Ford within the layout and landscaped open space of the development and take into account the siting of Ford Wastewater Treatment Works.

Please select the information below to see an overview of the approved development.  We will provide updates to bring you the latest information.

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Latest News

February 2020: The Exhibition Boards relating to the proposed development on Ford Airfield  which were displayed at the recent exhibition at Yapton and Ford Village are available to view on Ford Parish Council’s Website. Please see:  Please note these plans are the Developers proposal’s and these have not yet been submitted as a formal planning application

January 2020: Please see: Exhibition of Plans for Ford Airfield Development.docx [docx] 15KB

November 2018: The Planning Department has received an Environmental Impact Scoping Report relating to proposed development at Ford. 

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 can be viewed under reference F/19/18/EIS.

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



Plans will be available once a planning application is received.