Adur small sites consultation

Introduction to the consultation

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Welcome to Adur Homes' small sites consultation where you can see and comment on our preliminary development proposals for a number of sites across the Adur District.

Adur Homes has around 700 people on its housing waiting list in need of housing and urgently needs to find sites for affordable housing development.

Following a review of council owned land, we have identified a number of small sites, most of which are blocks of garages, which have the potential to be re-developed by the Council.

Our architects have produced initial plans and would welcome you views on the proposals.

On this page you can find links to the individual sites, where you can understand more detail about the proposals and provide us with your feedback.

For more information about this project please also see our Questions and Answers.

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Exhibitions and meetings - COVID-19 update

Due to Government advice to combat the Coronavirus epidemic, we are not able to hold face to face consultation meetings. However, to ensure this development meets the needs of local people it is vital for us to hear your views. You can do all this on this website.

Each site will be on the website for at least a 2 week consultation period (see sites below). We will be writing to residents who live near the sites to let them know about the consultation, and where needed, we can post further information and a feedback form, or can arrange to discuss the proposals with our team.

Built Environment Communications Group (BECG) logo

We are committed to engaging with the local community regarding this project and this consultation is the first step in our engagement programme. Built Environment Communications Group (BECG) is working with us to assist with our public consultation process.

Contact us:

  • adurgarages@becg.com
  • Tel: 0800 298 7040 - please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible

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See the sites - and have your say ...

We will be consulting from July to October 2020, and will be writing to let residents know when the websites will become live. Once each site is live you can click on the individual site names below to see details and comment on each one:

Sites available to comment on:

  • 60 Brighton Road - coming soon

Sites closed for comment:
(listed by closing date)

Sites in the west of Adur:

Adur Garage sites map - west (Lancing)

Sites in the east of Adur:

Adur Garage sites map - east (Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick)

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Q&As (Questions and Answers)

Why do the council want to develop these sites?

There are over 700 households on the Council's waiting list and there is an urgent need for new affordable homes in the District.

The Council has a programme of building new affordable housing, wherever possible, on sites it already owns.

Following a review of garage sites and other small sites across the District this short list of sites which could be developed was drawn up.

What's wrong with the garages as they are?

The garages are out of date, some are in a poor condition and in many cases are used for storage as they are too small for modern cars.

What type of housing is proposed and who will live there?

The proposals vary from site to site and are for a range of 2 and 3 bedroom houses and a small number of 1 and 2 bed flats and bungalows. Some homes will be suitable for people with mobility problems.

Who will live there?

The homes will be for local people on the Council's housing register.

What will happen to people renting garages at the moment?

There will be some alternative garages available and these will be allocated according to priority.

What will the new homes look like?

They will be modern design of traditional materials - brick with tiled rooves and UpVC windows.

Images of similar homes are shown on the individual site pages.

Will they have car parking?

The new homes will have allocated parking spaces built as part of the development so residents will not need to park on the existing estate.

Will there be any replacement parking?

For some of the sites we have managed to provide some additional parking for existing residents and we are interested to hear whether this is needed, or whether green spaces could be an alternative.

What happens next?

After we have had feedback from residents we will update our designs and produce a detailed report for approval by the Council's cabinet in September.

We are hoping to make planning applications in November and for building work to start next Summer.

Will the building work be disruptive?

We will appoint contractors who are used to working on small sites near existing residents. They will be required to provide a plan showing how they will organise their deliveries and building work to minimise disruption.

How will you keep us informed of progress?

We will be back in touch with regular updates by letter and on this webpage.

Who will manage the affordable housing?

The housing will be owned and managed by Adur Homes.

How can I give you my feedback?

Local residents will be able to provide feedback throughout the consultation (above).

Once the applications are submitted, local residents can then also comment on the planning applications.

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Page last updated: 19 November 2020