Adur small sites

Adur Homes logo (145)

Welcome to Adur Homes' small sites programme where you can learn more about our development proposals for several sites across the district.


Adur Homes has more than 800 people on its 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 several small sites, many of which are blocks of garages, which have the potential to be redeveloped.

Our architects have produced bespoke plans for each site, and during Summer 2020 we carried out an online public consultation on the initial proposals. We also had further discussions with planning officers and carried out surveying work.

As a result, the development of the Downsway site will not be proceeding, and it is proposed that the Shadwells Road site will be retained for car parking and storage. We are not proceeding with the 60 Brighton Road development.

Good progress is being made on all our other sites, and we are grateful for the feedback received so far and we have used it to help refine our plans.

Please have a look at our updated plans for each site (these will be added when ready) by clicking on the links below. We will be submitting planning applications for these shortly, and you will then be able to comment on these to the planning team.

For more information please also see our Questions and Answers.

Back to top

The sites

St Giles Close, Sylvan Road, Wilmot Road, Gardner Road, Leconfield Road:

These sites all now have planning approval and we are in the process of appointing a contractor to carry out the construction work. We are also working through the details of agreeing the party wall process with neighbours and ensuring those who have a priority need for a garage are offered one.

Once we have a contractor on board and we have agreed a timetable with them, we will be in touch with residents to let them know, and would hope to arrange a 'meet the contractor' session. At present we expect work to start in Autumn 2022.

Daniel Close, Gravelly Crescent:

We have made planning applications for both these sites and hope to have a decision in the near future. Once we have a date for planning committee we will be asking garage users to leave the garages and will be offering replacements to those in priority need. We hope to make a start on site on these sites in late Autumn 2022.

We are not proceeding with these developments:

  • 60 Brighton Road
  • Shadwells Road

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)

Back to top

Q&As (Questions and Answers)

Why does 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.

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 is 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-bed houses and 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.

Who will manage the affordable housing?

The housing will be owned and managed by Adur Homes.

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 roofs 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.

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 place regular updates on this webpage, along with letters to residents.

Back to top

Contact us:


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

Back to top

Page last updated: 06 September 2022

Back to top