Planning Policy Retail
Arun District Retail Study 2013
Arun District Retail Study 2012
A survey by NEMS Market Research amongst residents in the Arun District to assess shopping habits for main food and grocery, top-up and non-food shopping.
Coastal Districts Retail Study 2005
A retail study was undertaken by consultants, DTZ Pieda, covering Arun District, Chichester District and Worthing Borough. The main objectives of the study were to assess the overall health and comparative retail performance of the town centres within the study area, provide an indication of future retail needs and floorspace requirements up to 2017; and to advise on the potential for additional retail and mixed use development on identified opportunity sites within the main centres (which in Arun District comprised the Hothamton Car Park area and the Regis Centre site, both identified in the Bognor Regis Masterplan).
Please see the following document for more information about the Bognor Regis Masterplan.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Arun Retail Study Update 2010
The Arun Retail Study Update 2010 was prepared for the Council by DTZ. This updates the original study with the latest information on growth in population and expenditure and other forecasting parameters. It extends the study to include retail capacity forecasts for Littlehampton (which were not included in the original study) and rolls it forward to 2026.
Arun District Shopping Centre Survey and Indicative Shopping Centre Hierarchy 2006
A Shopping Centre Survey was undertaken by the Council in Autumn 2006 to assist in the preparation of the LDF. The survey provides detailed information on the main uses and characteristics of the District’s shopping centres and shop parades. This report does not constitute Arun District Council policy, but will form part of the evidence base used in preparing the emerging Local Development Framework, and its constituent development plan documents.
The survey has also been used as the basis for the Indicative Shopping Centre Hierarchy which will assist in establishing the most sustainable and suitable locations for retail development and other town centre uses within the District. This report does not constitute Arun District Council policy, but will form part of the evidence base used in preparing the emerging Local Development Framework, and its constituent development plan documents.