Development sites and opportunities
Note: The plans for each development below can be viewed on our planning applications page quoting the relevant reference number - relevant links and reference numbers have been included for each site below where available - see View Planning Applications.
Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6PR
Adur District Council vacated the Adur Civic Centre in 2013 and relocated its front line staff to the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road. The Shoreham Centre was extended to retain the Council's Civic presence in the town.
Since 2013, Adur District Council has considered a number of options for the Adur Civic Centre site, including the marketing of the site as being suitable for a high quality mixed use development. This marketing exercise did result in a preferred developer being identified in 2015, however this deal didn't proceed for a variety of reasons.
The Council is still committed to developing this landmark site, however to make the site more attractive for investors and developers, the Council is currently demolishing the Adur Civic Centre. These works are scheduled to finish in Autumn 2017. During the demolition phase the Council will be conducting an options appraisal to identify the best route to maximise this key site.
The Council is also keen to bring forward the car park site on the north side of Ham Road for an office development and a planning application is expected later in the year. The current pay and display facility will remain until work starts on site.
For more information please visit our Investment AW micro-site or contact us directly.
Adur Civic Centre - being demolished - viewed from civic centre car park
Adur Civic Centre - prior to demolition works commenced - viewed from A259 Brighton Road (coast road)
Land East of Shoreham Power Station, Basin Road, South Southwick, West Sussex
Planning permission was granted in 2013 for the development of a 32MW Renewable power generating facility with associated reception and administration block, six fuel tanks, black start boiler, substation and transformers, access and car parking on Shoreham Harbour (approved under planning application reference AWDM/0868/12). It is envisaged that work will start on site next year.
Adur District Council has prepared a Development Brief for three sites in Eastbrook Ward. It was the subject of public consultation between 12th December 2015 and 30th January 2030. The Council has carefully considered all representations made and amendments made to the Brief where considered appropriate. The Brief was approved for publication and use for Development Management purposes on 26th November 2015.
The brief explores the development opportunities for three disused and overgrown sites, taking into consideration planning constraints:
- Site 1. (Former) Eastbrook Allotments - the brief proposes employment use for this former allotment site as the site must be used for purposes of 'business development';
- Site 2. Manor Hall Road Former Market Garden - the brief explores the potential for housing (subject to overcoming access constraints), open space or a small-scale community use for this former market garden;
- Site 3. Manor Hall Nursery - the brief proposes open space or a small-scale community use for this former nursery.
The brief does not propose development on the existing operational allotments and the brief has also identified the opportunity to improve the quality of existing allotments and also improve/widen the existing footpath to the east of the site if funding can be obtained, either through developer contributions, or alternative funding sources.
Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Please see the separate Ham Road car park site redevelopment page.
Land adjacent to the Ham Business Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Adur Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for a new Morrisons store on the edge of Shoreham Town Centre in December 2013 subject to the Developer and various land owners signing a s106 legal agreement.
The development proposed a large Morrisons food store (3,456m2 net sales area), small retail units, petrol filling station, 70 residential units and a car showroom use. However, the agreement remains unsigned and it is apparent that the development will not now go ahead.
This is disappointing news for the town as the development would have been a significant regeneration scheme acting as a catalyst for further redevelopment schemes along the Western Harbour Arm.
However, the Port Authority and Minelco, the landowners, have recently marketed the site and have agreed terms with a developer to purchase the site. It is understood that the developer will complete the deal in July and will hope to submit a planning application for a mixed use development on the site before the end of the year.
79 - 81 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing warehouse (former Parcelforce building) to facilitate new mixed-use development of:
- 132 dwellings (Use Class C3) (comprising 32 x 1-bed flats, 87 x 2-bed flats and 13 x 3-bed flats of which 27% are affordable units)
- a 1,265sqm food store (Use Class A1)
- and 121sqm of ancillary commercial floorspace (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A5 and B1) in a 5-7 storey building
- with 150 parking spaces plus cycle spaces at basement level and at the front of the site,
- new vehicular access to serve the food store from Brighton Road
- access to residential units via Surry Hard
- improvements to the existing river wall, public hard and boathouse and new landscaping
The development was delayed whilst the Developer sought the necessary approvals from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). However, the necessary consents are now in place and construction has recently re-commenced.
Riverbank Business Centre, 39 Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
In December 2013 Adur Planning Committee resolved to grant outline planning permission for 120 houses and apartments, river front café, 70 bed hotel, range of commercial units including office space and local food store with associated parking and landscaping on this site subject to the signing of a s106 agreement.
The legal agreement seeks to ensure that the development provides affordable housing and development contributions to improve local infrastructure.
The legal agreement was completed in June 2015 following several months of negotiation and outline planning permission has now been granted. An indicative sketch of the development viewed from the River Adur is shown below and this was submitted in support of the planning application.
It is anticipated that a Reserved Matters application for the detailed design of the development will be submitted in the coming months and it is hoped that construction would start next year.
Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing redundant buildings and structures (including the Harness Block) and the erection of up to 113 dwellings with associated landscaping and amenity space, car parking and formation of new vehicular access to Upper Shoreham Road (AWDM/1340/14).
The outline planning application retained the existing single and two storey outpatient buildings on the eastern boundary of the site and these buildings are to be enhanced to improve services and facilities for the local community.
The site area is 2.19 hectares providing a density of approximately 50 dwellings per hectare. The housing site has recently been purchased by Taylor Wimpey and a reserved matters application is due in July 2015.
Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex
Please see the separate Aquarena redevelopment page.
123 Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex
This development of 49 apartments and a 76 bed Hotel is nearing completion on Worthing Seafront. It will be the first newly constructed Hotel in Worthing for over 100 years.
Roffey Homes has announced that Premier Inn will be the Hotel operator.
This site, in particular, the decked area fronting the seafront has been seen as a potential development site for a number of years.
A Development Brief was prepared in 2004 link and the Council, at one point, had agreed to sell the site for a mixed use development subject to planning permission. The sale of the site was affected by the recession and the Developer did not proceed with the site purchase.
The Council is currently reviewing the condition of the car park after taking back control for managing the various town centre car parks from NCP.
It is a complex development site with a number of access rights and flying freeholds and the development options are currently being assessed prior to possibly marketing the site for development or seeking a development partner.
Land South of Northbrook College Sussex, 65 Broadwater Road, Worthing, West Sussex
West Sussex County Council granted planning permission for a new 900 pupil Academy on land to the south of Northbrook College's Broadwater Campus in October 2014. This is part of a £30m investment package for schools in the Worthing area which will see children transferring to secondary schools at 11 rather than 12 years old. The re-organisation of schools will also accommodate an increased demand for school places in the town.
The County Council has secured a Government grant of £20m and is providing £10m of its own funds towards the developments. Bohunt Education Trust (BET) has been selected by the Department for Education to sponsor the new academy in Broadwater, Worthing. BET runs Bohunt School in Hampshire, which is currently rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and this year celebrated record GCSE exam results.
The County Council has confirmed that the new school remains on track to open initially in temporary classrooms on the site in September 2015 with the new School buildings completed in May 2016.
Planning permission was recently granted in June 2015 for the temporary classrooms on the former Queen Street Car Park and a second application for additional classrooms is due to be considered by the County Council in July 2015.
Teville Road, Worthing, West Sussex
October 2017 update:
New website launched to support public consultation into the future of the development - see:
December 2016 update:
Press release from Mosaic Global Investments Ltd:
“We continue to work closely with Worthing Borough Council to bring the site forward for development and we will undertake a consultation event in February 2017 when the public will get the chance to meet the design team, ask questions about the project and comment on the evolving designs for this important regeneration project.”
“Following the public consultation event, it is anticipated that a planning application would be submitted in the Spring and for development to start later in the year subject to the grant of planning permission.”
“We have undertaken extensive survey work over the last few months to explore ground conditions and the location of key services and utilities. We are keen not only to secure planning permission for this important site but also to have a viable scheme that will be built.”
“The current proposals seek to maximise the site's location close to the railway station and town centre and provide a high quality, residential led scheme with ground floor retail, commercial and leisure uses. Particular emphasis will be on creating enhanced public realm throughout the site and create an attractive pedestrian connection between the town centre and the station.”
Aized Sheikh, CEO, Mosaic Global Investments Ltd
Response from from Dan Humphreys, Leader of the Council for the above Press Release:
“I am very pleased that significant progress has been made in recent months on this vital site for Worthing. I am delighted that the public will get an opportunity to see the emerging plans early in the New Year.”
The site was purchased in June 2015 by Mosaic Global Investments Ltd, an investment company, keen to develop the site. The new owners of the site have announced that:
“Teville Gate provides a fantastic opportunity for redevelopment and the ongoing regeneration of Worthing. We are committed to this project and in delivering a world class provision for business and residents. To enable this, Mosaic has appointed a large specialist team, with significant experience in urban regeneration, led by the award winning architects CZWG.”
“This team are confident they will be able to present a planning application to Adur and Worthing Council by the end of the year. Prior to that, we look forward to meeting with the residents of Worthing, so we can fully understand their thoughts and ambitions for this site and what they would like to see delivered. One of our first jobs will be to schedule a public consultation exercise this autumn.”
The Council entered into a joint marketing campaign with the Police Commissioning Council (PCC) to sell these two linked sites.
The Council and the PCC received a number of bids based on a wide range of mixed use development proposals. However, the PCC accepted an unconditional bid for its site and the Council is now negotiating with the new owners of the former Police Station site on the sale of the High Street Surface Car Park.
The new owners are keen to progress a mixed use development on the site with residential, retail and/or leisure uses on the site. A planning application is expected later in the year.
Land East of Titnore Lane, Titnore Lane, Worthing, West Sussex
Outline planning permission was granted in 2011 for 700 dwellings, a new school, community facilities and recreational facilities/open space (reference 11/0275/OUT).
At the end of 2014 reserved matters applications for the detailed design of 254 dwellings were approved and work has recently commenced on the site.
The further reserved matters applications for the remainder of the housing including the youth facility, sports facilities, play areas and allotments are expected later in the year.
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