Ford Strategic Site



The Arun Local Plan has allocated a number of strategic housing and employment sites across the District to meet local housing and employment needs.  A strategic site is land identified within Arun to accommodate major developments for housing (over 250 homes) up to 2031. 

The allocation for Ford will provide at least 1,500 dwellings. The site is functionally connected to the Arun Valley and development should avoid adverse effects on this designated area. 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 3 games 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.


Latest News

January 2019 - The Planning Department has received an Environmental Report relating to development at Ford Airfield.



Details and plans of the proposal are available to view.