The Council is considering introducing a Local Development Order (LDO) for the horticulture sector in the Arun District.
An LDO allows Arun District Council to remove the need for further planning permission for certain forms of development.
It helps occupiers and developers by simplifying and speeding up the planning process and reducing planning application fees.
The LDO will particularly benefit the horticulture sector in Arun as it will help bring about redevelopment and investment, it will give businesses greater clarity as to what they can and can’t build and will allow the Council to determine horticulture sector planning applications more quickly.
Funding for the LDO was secured with the support of the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Councillor Mrs Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun District Council and Cabinet Member for Council Strategy, said: “The Council is committed to encouraging investment into the District this LDO will help achieve this aim.
“I would encourage as many people as possible who have an interest in the horticulture sector to have their say in the consultation which is happening soon.”
The consultation starts on Thursday, 7 April and will run for six weeks.
Following the outcome of the consultation and, if agreed by the Council, it is the intention that the LDO will be implemented for 10 years from the date of its adoption. During this period it will be reviewed through examining the progress of development in the area identified in the LDO. It will be presented to the Council’s Development Control Committee on Wednesday, 30 March.
For more information please visit the LDO page on the Council's website.