Yapton Strategic Site


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.

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

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

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December 2019Y/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.