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Council calls for views on Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Framework Masterplan

Council calls for views on Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Framework Masterplan

Council begins Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Framework Masterplan Arun District Council is launching a community consultation exercise to gather views on the draft Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Framework Masterplan.

The Framework Masterplan will support the development of housing, employment, education provision, sports and other community facilities. The site has been allocated for development within the Local Plan (adopted July 2018) and provisional studies undertaken by the developers, in conjunction with the Council, indicate the site can deliver 4,300 homes as well as employment uses. The Masterplan will shape the future growth of Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate by providing a comprehensive vision and framework for consideration of future planning applications within the site.

Starting on 7 September 2020, the consultation, follows on from the public consultation recently carried out by the developers on the Framework Masterplan which has been summarised in this updated version of the document. This consultation is an opportunity for you to make comments directly to the Council on the Framework Masterplan prior to endorsement of the document.

The Framework Masterplan considers:

  • Principles of layout
  • Vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access points serving the development
  • Likely quantum of housing
  • Location of infrastructure provision in relation to schools, sports pitches and local centres
  • Principles of blue and green infrastructure

The consultation will run from 7 September 2020 until 9 October 2020. The details for the draft Framework Masterplan and consultation will be available online at

(the link will be live between 7 September 2020 – 9 October 2020) where you will be able to comment on the document. Alternatively, please email your comments to

Following the consultation, a report will be prepared for Development Control Committee in October/November 2020 seeking endorsement of the Masterplan. Comments received will be reviewed and reported to the Committee.

Cllr Martin Lury, Cabinet Member for Planning said: “The Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate Development site was allocated in the adopted Arun Local Plan and represents the largest allocated development site within the Local Plan. The Masterplan will deliver much needed affordable housing for the District and provide new sports’ pitches and associated facilities. The development will increase healthcare provision within the locality and deliver wider infrastructure improvements including additional parking at Barnham railway station. The Framework seeks to set the principles upon which future planning applications will be based.”

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