PLANNING HISTORY

The site is bounded to the south by the West Durrington Southern Sector. Formerly known as the land north of Fulbeck Avenue, the Southern Sector was granted outline planning permission for 700 homes in April 2012. The first 250 homes were granted reserved matters consent in February 2015 and building work is now well underway.

The application for the Southern Sector was accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which studied the effects of up to 1000 new homes. This assessment included the siting and scale of the Northern Sector, which was, and remains seen as a logical potential next future phase.

The EIA considered the cumulative impacts of the Southern and Northern Sectors together for a range of topics including, amongst other matters, ecology, landscape, transport, heritage, drainage and noise and concluded that West Durrington could accommodate both developments in the Southern and Northern Sectors.

The Northern Sector site is within the defined Built-up Area of Worthing in the adopted Core Strategy and in planning policy terms is within the settlement boundary of Worthing. It can sustainably contribute to Worthing’s updated and identified housing need including affordable homes.

Site Location Plan

Site Location Plan - click image to enlarge

Construction at West Durrington Southern Sector

Construction at West Durrington Southern Sector