The Arun Local Plan has allocated a number of sites for strategic housing and employment development across the district to meet local housing and employment needs. A strategic site is land identified within the Arun District Local Plan to accommodate major developments for housing provided up to the year 2031.

The land at Yapton is located to the southwest of the village and is Strategically Allocated under policy H SP2c (SD7) of the Arun Local Plan 2011-2031 for the delivery of at least 500 dwellings over the plan period.

Below are the different strategic sites in Yapton: