Wildbridge - land at Bilsham Road

The development is being constructed by Thakeham Group and is well underway, providing 250 affordable homes by Hyde Housing.

The Strategic Allocation will provide contributions towards new nursery and primary school places, improvements to the A259 between Climping and Littlehampton and contributions towards new healthcare facilities, either incorporated at Ford or expanded to the existing relevant facilities.

The outline application has been approved under planning application Y/91/17/OUT

Latest news:

May 2023: 

  • preparation for foundations has started on phase 4

April 2023: 

  • advertisement consent has been approved under Y/23/23/A

Reserved matters

Applications covering landscape, layout, scale & external appearance.

  • Y/127/21/RES 
  • application covering parking, road/footway/cycleway provision, open space, landscaping, surface water attenuation (the process of storing and slowly releasing surface water run-off) and ancillary works

Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan

An Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) outlines the working methods for construction workers to follow and adhere to during development. The Tree Protection Plan (TPP) forms part of the Arboricultural Method Statement and details the location of protection measures, such as the position of tree protection fencing. The following plans have been submitted:

Construction Management Plan

A construction management plan is a document that includes detailed information designed to minimise potential construction impacts on the environment taking into account logistics, traffic management and other impacts. The following plans have been submitted:

Useful information

Permitted hours

During the construction phase, no machinery/vehicles or plant shall be operated on the site, no process shall be carried out and no deliveries taken at or dispatched except between the hours of:

  • 7am to 6pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive
  • 8am to 1pm on Saturdays
  • not at any time on Sundays or public holidays

Archive news

See previous planning application news for this site.

September 2021:

  • A new Reserved Matters Application has been received for land at Bilsham Road under application reference Y/127/21/RES for approval of reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) following the grant of Y/91/17/OUT for 250 No dwellings with associated parking, road/footway/cycleway provision, open space, landscaping, surface water attenuation & ancillary works (resubmission following Y/152/20/RES). this site is not CIL Liable as in Yapton Strategic Site.

June 2021: 

  • Reserved Matters application Y/152/20/RES submitted in respect of land at Bilsham Road has been withdrawn.

January 2021: 

  • Reserved Matters application submitted for land at Bilsham Road, Yapton under application reference Y/152/20/RES.


Wildbridge - land at Bilsham Road in Yapton


Alternative text - a map of Wildbridge development site west of Bilsham road. This shows the proposed layout of houses and open spaces. A green corridor can be found in the centre of the map with open spaces in the bottom edge and top right corner. A total of 43 affordable houses are marked out throughout the whole site in different areas, each house varying in size. There are numerous visitor parking spaces throughout the site. There are seven large sud sites and 1 potential location for pumping station if required.

Site: land at Bilsham Road, Yapton

Drawing: illustrative detailed masterplan

Date: 18/07/18 Scale: 1:1250@:A1 Drawing ref: 1244G.03A


Red outline - site boundary

Dark green tree shape - existing trees retained

Dark green rectangle - existing hedgerows retained

Lighter green tree shape - proposed planting

Light grey dashed rectangle - SuDS feature

Blue dashed line - existing Public Right of Way retained

Green dashed rectangle with a smaller green non-dashed rectangle inside - potential location for pumping station

Blue asterisk *- affordable housing unit

Pink rectangle with pink V inside - visitor parking space

Yellow dotted line - pedestrian/cycle link 

Grey block rectangle - remained of SD7 allocation

Please note the masterplan above is for illustrative purposes only and details are subject to change.


The Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) provides 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 31 March 2020. Please see our current IFS statement.

We collect all CIL contributions for all types of Infrastructure (from 1 April 2020) but we do not 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 has been spent across the board.   

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