Bognor Regis Enterprise Zones
Bognor Regis Enterprise Zones Comprising 4 Strategic Employment Land Allocations
Applications will be submitted for commercial development within the Bersted Strategic Employment Land Allocation, as identified in the Arun District Local Plan 2011-2031.
Strategic Employment Land Allocations are areas of land identified within Arun to accommodate major employment and commercial developments within this time period.
The sites consist of 4 Strategic Employment Land Allocations known as Salt Box Field (11.7ha), Rowan Park (3.2ha), Oldlands Farm (23.8ha) and the former LEC Refrigeration (29.3ha) sites. They are located to the north of Bognor Regis and development will provide new commercial and retail outlets including warehousing, shops and food retail which will incorporate planned new employment provision and opportunities to support the objective of reducing out commuting and creating local jobs. Employment-led development will support the objective of providing a new role for Bognor Regis, complementing other new planned investment. Different types and sizes of employment space will meet a range of modern business and sector needs, together with new infrastructure to meet the requirements of businesses that can provide wider benefits for the sub-region.
Please see below the latest information of the approved developments. We will provide updates as applications are received and development progresses to keep you informed.
Salt Box Field: Outline Planning permission has been approved for commercial development and you can view the full details under reference BE/102/17/OUT.
An alternative scheme has been submitted under reference BE/135/18/PL which includes an ALDI Food store, Richmond Group Car Showroom and Warburton’s Bread distribution building. However, this has not yet had a decision.
Oldlands Farm: In March 2014 a Hybrid (Part Outline, Part Full) Planning Permission was approved under BE/61/13 for access road, flood compensation area & mixed use commercial and industrial uses.
In April 2016 another Hybrid Application (Part Outline, Part Full) was approved under reference AL/58/15/OUT for the flood compensation area to the north of the site & Outline application (all matters reserved) for up to 20,453 sqm of B2 General Industrial Floorspace together with B8 warehousing & distribution floorspace.
In March 2017 application reference BE/4/17/RES was approved for the Reserved Matters on the Outline part of the original approval (BE/61/13), together with the discharge of conditions 5 for indicative masterplan & 6 for parameter plan & design code.
The Rolls Royce factory and distribution buildings at the rear of the site were approved under BE/73/14/PL and then varied by BE/114/17/PL to increase the amount of floor space to allow for the existing Lidl store (opposite) to be relocated.
Salt Box Field: View a masterplan of the Salt Box Outline proposal.
Also you can view a masterplan for the current proposed alternative scheme.
Oldlands Farm: View the Illustrative Layout Plan of the original approval.
View the Layout plan of the approved Rolls Royce Buildings including increased floor space for the Lidl store relocation.