Lancing: Now and into the Future

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'Lancing: Now and into the Future' - shaping the village's future

We're working with residents, businesses and other organisations on proposals to improve Lancing for the whole community.

Lancing: Now and into the Future was launched in October 2022 by Adur District Council and Lancing Parish Council to explore how the village could be made better for the benefit of the whole community.

Since the project's launch, representatives from both Councils have been holding community events to hear what people who live in, work in and visit Lancing want to see improved about the village.

The community has been at the centre of discussions to draw up a series of shared aspirations and how they could be achieved. In 'Lancing: Now and into the future, Report for our Communities, June 2023', we tell the story of the project, what we learned, and our next steps for action in Lancing. You can read the report and see the findings below:

Based on the findings of the report we are now working on a bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund for improvements in Lancing.

While we can't guarantee the bid will be successful, we're committed to submitting a robust and creative bid. We'll also use the information we collect to apply for other funding sources that may become available.

We've set up action groups featuring council staff, councillors and representatives of community organisations to look at specific aspects of the aspirations and generate ideas for action.

One group is considering how one or more community hubs could open to help the community and another is looking at the potential pedestrianisation of part or all of the centre of the village, both using Levelling Up funding or other sources of grants and financial support.

Action groups are also exploring the need for community-led housing in the town and how we could create more leisure opportunities on the coast.

Cllr Steve Neocleous, Adur's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, said:

“These action groups will put meat on the bones of our aspirations, by looking in depth at the issues and coming up with potential solutions.

“We'll then work with the community to build up funding bids to help improve Lancing for the benefit of all our residents.”

Cllr Mike Mendoza, the Chairman of Lancing Parish Council, said:

“This project continues to inspire passion and is generating innovative ideas for how we could transform our village.

“I'm looking forward to seeing the proposals the action groups come up with.”

The aspirations that the community has decided upon will also be a focus for the next Adur Local Plan - the planning document which will set out where developments can happen in the area.

We're extremely grateful for the time and effort that members of the community have given, and continue to give, to helping us revitalise Lancing for everyone who lives and visits there.

We hope to be able to share draft proposals for how Lancing could be reinvigorated in the coming months, ahead of bidding for government funding.

If you'd like to get involved in the project, or for information, please email:

Press releases:

  • 23rd March 2023: Levelling Up funding proposals to be developed for Lancing
  • 7th December 2022: Businesses join hundreds of residents to have their say on Lancing's future
  • 18th November 2022: Community voices continuing to be heard about Lancing's future
  • 9th November 2022: Housing, health and young people the focus of first Lancing community meetings
  • 18th October 2022: Residents to shape the future of Lancing with new community approach

Photos of Lancing

Photo: The redeveloped Lancing Police Station - now a community workspace and home to Fabric

The redeveloped Lancing Police Station - now a community workspace and home to Fabric

Photos: North Road's shops in Lancing (Queen's Parade)

North Road's shops in Lancing (Queen's Parade)

North Road's shops in Lancing (Queen's Parade, close up)

Photo: Lancing Beach Green, seafront and beach huts

Lancing Beach Green

Lancing beach huts

 

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Page last updated: 20 June 2023

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