North Littlehampton Committed Site (Hampton Park)
Development to the north of Littlehampton is a committed strategic site. This means the development was approved and commenced prior to the Local Plan 2011-2031 being adopted. A strategic site is land identified within Arun to accommodate major developments for housing within this time period.
The North Littlehampton site is located in the Toddington area of Littlehampton, to the north of the railway line. The development has been named ‘Hampton Park’.
Development is well underway on this site to provide at least 1,200 dwellings. This will be key to supporting the regeneration of the town and economic growth area.
Financial contributions have been secured for local infrastructure improvements to the town, including a community hub comprising employment floor space, a new community centre, new healthcare facilities, youth and leisure facilities, a recycling centre, public open space, including a central wetlands area, and children’s play areas. A new hotel and a care home are also included.
New vehicular access will be created from the A259, bridging over the railway line, with additional access from Mill Lane & Toddington Lane.
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: Monitoring | 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 select the information below to see an overview summary of the approved development. We will provide updates to bring you the latest information.
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February 2022: An Approval of Reserved Matters application LU/369/21/RES has been submitted for the formation of the Central Wetland Area and the construction of part of the central spine road linking up Phase 5 application reference LU/206/21/RES and Phase 2B application reference LU178/20/RES.
December 2021: The northern section of the Fitzalan Link Road from East Street to the A259 (Worthing Road) is open for traffic.
August 2021: An Approval of Reserved Matters Application LU/206/21/RES has been submitted for 260 No. dwellings and construction of part of the Central Spine Road running through Hampton Park.
May 2021: West Sussex County Council have advised that there is to be a Public Enquiry regarding the A284 Lyminster Bypass under reference CC803/15664, for further information please click on the link: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roadworks-and-projects/road-projects/lyminster-bypass-north/
April 2021: Further planned works on the Railway Bridge as part of the Lyminster Bypass and Fitzalan Link Road works are due to be undertaken during the night from the 3rd/4th May 2021. The works are scheduled to take place from Monday 3rd at 23:00 until Tuesday 4th at 08:00 and from Tuesday 4th at 22:00 until Wednesday 5th at 08:00. Due to the nature of these works there will be activities which will create noise/light pollution from the cranes, general plant, lighting towers etc. This will be minimised as much as possible, wherever possible using silenced equipment. Unfortunately the works are restricted to the railway closure times that have been given and the works cannot be carried out during normal weekday working hours.
March 2021: The Developers have advised that there will be overnight working 3rd May 2021 into 4th May 2021 to place concrete over the Bridge Beams, to create the Bridge Deck. The main noise will be concrete wagon movements; Concrete Pumps and lighting columns. This should take approx. 8-9 hours commencing at 23:00hrs ready for the track possession just after midnight, but could roll over to the following night depending upon weather, deliveries, etc. Temporary lighting will be erected/used during the works.
If these works go according to plan then there will be further overnight works to carry out the removal of the Temporary supporting structure sometime in June 2021, the dates of these works are to be advised once the concrete over the bridge beams has been completed.
February 2021: The Developers have advised there will be some out of hours working in relation to overnight working as part of the bridge installation over the railway line.
The dates are as follows:
Sat 13th March 2021 after the permitted time of 13:00hrs to rig Crane ready for Bridge installation. Then Overnight working from midnight 13th into 14th March through until 4 am on Monday 15th March 21 to install the Bridge Beams, edge protection walkways, formwork etc.
The main noise will be whilst the Beams & Edge protection are lifted into place. This should take 8 – 12 hours but could go on longer depending upon weather, deliveries, etc. Temporary lighting will be erected/ used during the works.
Similarly there will be the same track closures from Midnight on 27th into 28th March through to 4am on Mon 29th March 21. The noise will be less during this closure but will require temporary lighting. There will be machinery but not as large or noisy as the first weekend.
September 2020: SOUTHERN SECTION OF LYMINSTER BYPASS
Further progress has been made with regard to Southern Bypass in the last month. Beams have now been laid to form the bridge over Toddington Lane. Please see below photograph (click to enlarge)
September 2020: Persimmon Homes have distributed a leaflet regarding an Infrastructure Update to local residents. An electronic copy of the leaflet can be viewed on the attached PDF document: LyminsterBypass_Railcross update_SEPT20_PRINT.pdf [pdf] 1MB or online via www.lyminsterbypass.co.uk Please note that any comments should be made direct to Persimmon Homes via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN SECTION OF LYMINSTER BYPASS
Progress being made with regard to the Southern bypass bridge construction over Toddington Lane.
Photo of bridge works on South side of Toddington Lane
Photo of bridge works on North side of Toddington Lane
THE NORTHERN SECTION OF THE FITZALAN LINK ROAD
A new reserved matters application (LU/152/20/RES) has been submitted for the northern section of the Fitzalan Link Road between the A259 Worthing Road and the East Street/Fitzalan roundabout. This new application identifies changes to the highway verges including the removal of the surface water drainage features, including ponds and swales, and replacing them with underground storage tanks, together with changes to the location of the trees and shrubs along the edge of the highway.
24 June 2020
THE NORTHERN SECTION OF THE FITZALAN LINK ROAD
A reserved matters application (LU/152/20/RES) has been submitted relating to appearance, layout, scale and landscaping of the previously approved LU/63/11 (outline planning application) for the construction of the northern section of the Fitzalan Link Road between the A259 Worthing Road and the East Street/Fitzalan roundabout. The site is located on the northern edge of Littlehampton approximately 1.9km from the town centre.
This new reserved matters application (LU/152/20/RES) takes on board the changes to the layout, appearance, scale and landscaping of the highway verges which were made to the northern section of the Fitzalan Link Road at the Section 278 (detailed design) stage, which were approved by the Local Highway Authority. The changes to the highway verges which were made at the Section 278 (detailed design) stage comprised the replacement of the surface water attenuation basins (i.e. ponds) and swales with underground storage tanks and changes to the location of the trees and shrubs along the edge of the highway. These changes to the highway verges meant that the original reserved matters approval (LU/234/16/RES) was no longer implementable and a new reserved matters application was required”.
Works have resumed and progress is being made with regard to the Southern section of the Lyminster bypass and the Fitzalan Link Road. The images below show these sections of the bypass.
Looking North from Toddington Lane
Looking South from Toddington Lane:
Southern Section of Lyminster bypass from A259:
Fitzalan Link Road looking South from A259:
June 2020 – Works are resuming on the Hampton Park Development after being halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Works are also due to resume on the Fitzalan Link Road and Southern Lyminster Bypass on the 22 June 2020.
March 2020: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Fitzalan Link Road and Lyminster Bypass works are ceasing on 27 March 2020 until further notice. Work is also currently stopped on the Hampton Park Development again until further notice.
January 2020: Work is now underway on the Fitzalan Road Link, and the Southern Section of the Lyminster By Pass. Excavations are taking place for the new road. See below: View of Fitzalan Road Link as at 29 January 2020 adjacent to the Littlehampton Academy. The route for the road has been marked out and construction works have commenced.
See below: View of construction of Southern Section of Lyminster By Pass as at the 29 January 2020 taken from Toddington Lane looking North. The Lyminster By Pass construction is underway although screened by fencing at the current time.
November 2019: Highway work is due to start on the Fitzalan Road Link and the Southern Section of Lyminster By Pass on 6th January. Please see: Lyminster Bypass Newsletter.pdf [pdf] 404KB
October 2019: A new reserved matters application has been received for section A2 / B6 on the below map, which includes a new play area.
January 2013: Development was approved under reference LU/47/11 and building is well underway on this site with many local improvements already in place.
Building work has commenced on Phase two, which is sections C1, C2 B2, & and part of B4 on the map below.
Here are some photos taken on our latest site visit.
Houses on Kenney Drive near the bottom of this phase (just above the play area). These are already occupied.
Affordable housing almost complete (next road up from Kenney Drive)
Bottom right of the crossroads on the plan
Houses to the left of the crossroads.