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Biodiversity, Environment and Open Space (Worthing)

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Worthing Gap and Landscape Capacity Study

Hankinson Duckett Associates (HDA) was commissioned by Worthing Borough Councils to undertake a Landscape and Ecology Study of eight sites around the edge of the town which have been promoted for development through Worthing's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The main study provides a landscape, visual and ecological assessment for each opportunity and uses these findings to assess the suitability for development of each site. The Landscape and Ecology Study will form part of the evidence base for the emerging Worthing Local Plan. 

Since the publication of the main study in 2015 additional work has been undertaken to assess two additional sites and to provide a more detailed review of the three areas in the original study that considered to have 'low' suitability for development.  All additional work is available to view below: 

Additional work undertaken since the publication of the main study in 2015:


For the Worthing Gap and Landscape Capacity Study 2007 please see the:

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Desktop Biodiversity Report

A detailed Desktop Biodiversity Report for land in Worthing Borough:

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Biodiversity Annual Monitoring Report

A summary of the impact of planning applications on the biodiversity levels in Worthing Borough:

For older reports please see the:

See also:

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Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

This document sets out the Habitat Regulations Assessment, also known as Appropriate Assessment of Land Use Plans produced by Worthing Borough Council:

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Open Space, playing pitch and indoor sports study - 2014

The following studies help provide a clear picture of existing and future open space, sport and recreation needs in the Adur District and Worthing Borough and the current ability to meet those needs in terms of quality, quantity and accessibility:

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