Design improvements for New Monks Park in Lancing with additional green spaces and housing

New Monks Park phase 1/2 revised plans

Phase 2 of New Monks Park to meet local housing needs

Design improvements for New Monks Park as more smaller homes and additional green spaces to meet the needs of families will be built in Lancing after revised plans were approved.

As part of phase 2 of the New Monks Park development, an additional 34 homes will be built on the site than had originally been earmarked, resulting in 385 much-needed new homes for the area.

The improved layout of the New Monks Park site will provide a much better mix of smaller houses that will more effectively meet local housing needs with fewer four and five-bedroom properties and more one and two-bedroom homes, including 116 (30%) affordable houses.

In addition, there have been design improvements to the properties with a reduction in building size, improved layout, the separation of apartment blocks and more communal and green space for residents.

Adur District Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the amendments to the plans on 30th November.

Boosting the economy with no impact on traffic

Cllr Steve Neocleous, Adur’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, said: “There is a great need for more homes in Adur to satisfy the huge demand, something that is backed up by the number of people wanting to move here.

“Although there is a very small increase in the number of new homes, there will be no additional impact to traffic levels and the revised plan means there are significant improvements to both the character of the housing, as well as more green space for people to enjoy.

“This development will also be a huge boost to the local economy by bringing in more jobs and securing future prosperity with long-term employment to the area.”

New Monks Park developer to plant trees and improve transport links

The site, which is being developed by Cala Homes, is located to the east of the Mash Barn estate, to the north of Brighton & Hove Albion’s training ground and next to Shoreham Airport.

As part of the planning approval and to enhance open space and natural wildlife, the developer will build one of Sussex’s biggest country parks to the east of the site with more than 500 trees being planted, as well as a network of pathways and wooden bridges.

Cala Homes Ltd also has to improve transport links in the area. The Sussex Pad traffic lights will be removed and a new four-arm roundabout is currently being built on the A27. The addition of the fourth arm will ensure direct access for Coombes Road and Lancing College.

Lane closures, diversions and overnight resurfacing

The work to modernise the junction is being undertaken over seven consecutive phases that started in August 2021. It is expected to be completed around September next year.

This includes lane closures, diversions and overnight resurfacing work with the main objective of maintaining local access and minimising disruption. Withy Patch Gypsy and Travellers’ site has been relocated to allow the construction of the new roundabout.

There will also be a new vehicle road linking the New Monks Park development and Shoreham Airport from the new A27 roundabout junction, as well as a new bridle path for pedestrians and cyclists under the A27 for safer crossing, a pumping station, a new primary school and community space.

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