Landform Estates recently secured planning consent for 90 new houses on their 9-acre site at New Barn Lane in Bognor Regis. The land has been sold to Linden Homes, one of the UK’s biggest housebuilders.
The New Barn Lane site has planning permission for a mix of two, three and four bed-roomed houses along with a number of bungalows to be built in landscaped formal and informal public spaces. A Reserve Matters consent is currently being pursued.
The site had a long history of planning failure with a complex access issue that had to be solved. The site, which was owned by a family trust, had been waiting for more than 40 years following the sale of the adjoining land for housing.
The trust manager said:
"It's quite obvious that we couldn't have achieved this result without Landform's expertise and determination, together with their know-how to force the planning application in at the right time and without having a clever solution to the access.
Neither would we have had the necessary finance to fund this work if someone else had been requested to do it. I discussed it with four housebuilders who all turned it down because they could not see how a solution could be found.
So, we give a great deal of credit to Landform. We managed a working relationship that survived and produced an outstanding result. I would recommend Landform if someone discussed how to deal with a similar site that they had to offer. Please accept our thanks for this from my family who have all written to me regarding this project."
Landform has a further 35-acres of land adjoining the site which has a draft allocation in the emerging Arun DC Local Plan for circa 250 dwellings. The Inspector’s Report is scheduled to be issued shortly following which a planning application will be submitted.