Yapton Strategic Site

A street in Yapton

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 2031. 

The land at Yapton is located to the south west 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.

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


Progress of Infrastructure provision within the Strategic Site or in Arun as a whole can be found in the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS)

The aim of this statement is to provide 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 31st March 2020.  Please view our current IFS here: Infrastructure Funding Statement and Developer contributions | Arun District Council

The council collects all CIL contributions for all types of Infrastructure (from 1st April 2020) but it does not generally 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 have been spent across the board.   

Please view the current WSCC IFS here: Section 106: Planning obligations - West Sussex County Council


Please select the information below to see information regarding the approved development.  We will provide updates to bring you the latest information.

If you wish to contact us regarding any of the Strategic Sites, please email strategic@arun.gov.uk.


Latest News

April 2022: Reserved Matters under application Y/127/21/RES have been approved in respect of 250 no. dwellings at Land at Bilsham Road, Yapton, following outline permission Y/92/17/OUT.  This forms part of the Strategic Allocation for Yapton.

December 2021: Application Y/141/21/Pl in respect of a temporary sales cabin and associated landscaping at Land East of Drove Lane, Yapton has been approved the Developers have advised that works on this are likely to commence early in the New Year. Y/142/21/A has also been approved for Advertising on the Site.

November 2021: Reserved Matters under application Y/49/21/RES have been approved in respect of 300 no. dwellings at Land East of Drove Lane, Yapton, following outline permission Y/92/17/OUT.  This forms part of the Strategic Allocation for Yapton.

October 2021: An application has been received for the erection of a Temporary Sales Cabin and associated landscaping under planning reference Y/141/21/PL, Land East of Drove Lane, Yapton. An application for various advertisements in various locations has also been received under planning reference Y/142/21/A.  

Works are progressing on the construction of a new access to serve residential development at Drove Lane, these works were approved under planning application Y/127/20/PL.

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.

April 2021: An Approval of Reserved Matters Application has been received following outline planning consent Y/92/17/OUT for 300 No. Dwellings covering landscape, layout, scale and external appearance for Land East of Drove Lane under application reference Y/49/21/RES.

January 2021: Reserved Matters Application submitted for Land at Bilsham Road, Yapton under application reference Y/152/20/RES.

November 2020: Security Fencing and Tree Protection Fencing is being erected around the site in Drove Lane.

October 2020: Approved Design code applications Y/40/20/DOC and Y/41/20/DOC which together form the Strategic Allocation SD7.

September 2020: Y/92/17/OUT.  Archaeological works have commenced on site, the works are expected to continue until the 21st September 2020 approximately. 
Please see photos below, click to enlarge:

  Mounds of earth from archaeological works   Two archaeologists working in a trench    Machinery for digging trenches   Archaeologist working in a trench whilst another looks on   Archaeological trench in a cross formation   A cross shaped trench with a smaller mini trench dug out within it, a pickaxe and water bottle sit nearby

December 2019 Y/91/17/OUT - To inform the reserved matters for the site (matters relating to design, landscaping, layout etc…), and to discharge a variety of conditions imposed by Arun District Council, the developers (The Hyde Group) will be carrying out the following preliminary / maintenance works in December 2019 / January 2020:

  • Maintenance works e.g. grass cutting
  • Further groundwater monitoring surveys
  • On site archaeological investigations as required by the outline planning permission
  • The installation of reptile fences and hoardings to protect the species across the site
  • The installation of fences around the edge of the site

The above will generate a range of activity on site. However, it is important to note that these works are necessary to accord with the provisions of the outline planning permission and do not prejudge a future reserved matters process. These reserved matters details will be submitted in due course before being consulted upon by the Council. Ultimately these details will need to be approved by Arun District Council before the development can actually commence.

May 2019: Outline Applications Y/91/17/OUT and Y/92/17/OUT which together form strategic allocation SD7 have been approved.



View the Yapton Indicative Masterplan.docx [docx] 1MB


Cycle Plan map

The Cycle plan above shows the potential cycle links from the site towards Barnham Station. There will need to be a detailed cycleway scheme submitted to be agreed with West Sussex County Council.