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.
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: Monitoring | 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.
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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.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.
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:
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.
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.