Bid submitted for 350 homes in Westergate

Site plan from CALA Homes for Westergate
Site plan from CALA Homes for Westergate

A planning application for 350 new homes in Westergate has been submitted.

In a statement released today, CALA Homes (South Home Counties) Ltd said: “The new homes will help to deliver the first phase of a wider strategic allocation of housing to the east of Westergate, in accordance with Arun District Council’s emerging Local Plan.”

If approved, the development would include a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom houses, and one and two bedroom apartments, ‘designed to complement existing homes in the surrounding area’ with 30 per cent of the properties (105 units) provided as ‘affordable housing for rental and shared equity tenures’.

The statement also details how the development ‘will make significant financial contributions towards health provision, education, open space and the new A29 relief road’. In addition to delivering ‘the first section of the west-east link road from Westergate to Barnham train station’.

It cites the company’s consultation with local residents and council officers ‘throughout the formulation of its proposals’ and that ‘‘where possible’ the community’s views had been incorporated into the final planning application.

Ian Humble, planning manager at CALA Homes, said: “We are excited at the prospect of being part of the new extension of Westergate.

“We have worked hard to ensure that the proposals are sensitively designed in order to deliver a well considered, high quality development that contributes positively to the local area.

“Our planning application for new homes in Westergate forms part of a Strategic Site allocated in the Submission Draft Local Plan. Arun District Council is currently undertaking assessments to support modifications to the Submission Draft Local Plan in advance of the next Local Plan Examination Hearing Sessions, currently scheduled for the Autumn,” he added.

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