Developer ups 250-home plan for Pagham

The number of houses being proposed for land north of Sefter Road, Pagham, has increased.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 9:58 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:40 am

In the planning list published today, the application now details up to 280 dwellings, along with land for a replacement scout hut, land for an Ambulance Community Response Post Facility and land for either a primary school or care home.

A consultation event in 2016 saw concerns raised about the plans which then stood at 250 dwellings.

The latest update has attracted a flurry of objection letters, with 22 already listed on the planning portal over the last two days.

A document on the amendment stated: "We acknowledge that West Sussex County Council (WSCC) preferred location for a primary school is within south Pagham, highlighting a preference for location of a primary school at an alternative proposed development site (P/140/16/OUT - land south of Summer Lane and west of Pagham Road, Pagham)."

It added that it acknowledged the council's preference is for a two form entry school but that the council 'accept that the pupil place demand arising from proposed development schemes at Pagham create the need for a one form entry primary school'.

It continued: "Accordingly the applicant has revised the proposed development scheme to allow greater flexibility in the event that the delivery of this land is not secured through the planning process.

"As a 1FE primary school is required, it is necessary to continue to promote such a use for this application in the event that the other land does not ultimately come forward. However, if land safeguarded for a school is not required on this site, the land will become available for an alternative use, either being a residential or care home."

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