Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Bognor Regis
Outline planning permission was granted for this parcel of land north of Sefter Road in October 2019 (planning reference P/134/16/OUT). An outline planning permission sets the principle of development and a subsequent planning application, known as Reserved Matters, agrees the details of the development.
Our development is designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site and is a scheme that respects the area’s surroundings.
Our proposals include the following key elements: Up to 250 high-quality new homes; a mix of property types and sizes to suit people in a range of circumstances; a provision of affordable housing (30%); significant areas of open space including a LEAP and a recreational footpath around the site’s perimeter; land for a new one-form entry primary school; a site for a scout hut; vehicular access to be taken from Sefter Road to the south-west of the site, and a secondary access point for pedestrians and cyclists to be established off Rose Green Road to the south-east of the site.
Our proposals for Regis Park
The master plan
A landscape led design comprising 250 brand new homes in the form of houses and apartments with balconies.
30% of the new homes will be affordable housing, equating to 75 affordable homes. Of those 75, 75% will be affordable rented and 25% would be shared ownership
The existing scout hut will be replaced with a contemporary single-storey, timber-clad building, with parking and land to undertake scouting activities. Land will be allocated to the north of the new scout hut for an ambulance community response post, which provides rest facilities for staff between emergencies.
Future phasesLand has been set aside for a potential future reserved matters application for a 1FE Primary School if called upon by West Sussex County Council. Should the County Council confirm they do not require the land for a school then alternative uses permitted include Care Home or additional housing.
The replacement Pagham Sea Scouts Hut is located to the left of the avenue along with associated scouts group parking, plus a parcel of flat serviced land for a South Coast Ambulance First Response Post.
On the opposite side of the avenue is a residential parcel consisting of 9 no. houses and an informal local area of play (LAP) which is 1 of 4 laps providing doorstep play spaces around the periphery of the site.
Secondary / Emergency AccessAs part of the proposals we will acquire and demolish No. 80 Rose Green Road to facilitate an emergency access to the south-east corner of the site. This will also serve as a useful pedestrian / cycle connection providing quick and convenient access to a local co-op store, but will also be used by parents walking their children into the site to access the 1FE infant school (if the County Council elects to build it at a later stage). A clear and coherent diagonal route connects the south-east pedestrian / cycle entrance with the potential school site on the north western boundary.
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Previous planning applications
Planning condition 20 (Employment and Skills Plan) and 30 (programme of archaeological work) pursuant to the Outline planning permission were discharged on 30 June 2020. (ref. P/40/20/DOC)
Planning condition 15 (Ecological Protection & Enhancement Plan) pursuant to the Outline planning permission was discharged on 1 September 2020. (ref. P/67/20/DOC)
Previous consultations and feedback
We has actively sought to engage the local community in plans for the site. Activities undertaken as part of the consultation process have included:
- A letter of introduction sent to key stakeholders (including Arun District Council cabinet and ward members and the Pagham and Aldwick Advisory Board) on the 19th February 2021
- 1,502 newsletters and postcards were sent to immediate neighbours, local residents and businesses, providing an update on the site and an invitation to each to take part in the public consultation via the bespoke website. This information along with a covering letter was also sent to key stakeholders (Arun District Council Cabinet, ward and planning committee members and the Pagham and Aldwick Advisory Board)
- A public consultation period that ran for a fortnight from 22nd February to 8th March 2021
- An advert informing the public of the consultation was placed in the Bognor Observer on the 25th February 2021
- A press release was issued on the 20th February 2021 to the Bognor Observer and the Bognor Regis Post
- Provision of hard copies of the proposals and feedback form sent to those who requested one
- Opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals via the consultation website and by post
- Provision of a Freephone number and project email to enable members of the community to ask questions about the proposals
- A project website where the public can view details of the proposed development and leave comments. The website (www.regisparkpagham.co.uk) was visited a total of 395 times by 304 individuals, showing that not everyone who viewed the information chose to leave feedback
History of the site features
We believe our proposals carry wider benefits to the community of Bognor Regis beyond the provision of much-needed new homes.
The benefits include significant financial contributions towards the local community as part of our proposed development, in agreement with the relevant local authorities as well as the provision of a new scout hut, land for a primary school and a significant area of green space for the community to enjoy. These are all secured by planning consent and a Section 106 Agreement (available to view on the Councils website).
Amenities and facilities
On-site facilities comprise a replacement Pagham Sea Scouts hut, land for an Ambulance First Response Post and also a site for a potential 1FE school (to be confirmed by West Sussex Council). By incorporating a secondary access point (via 80 Rose Green Road) access to a range of other off-site facilities area available including a local convenience store.
A play strategy will be agreed with the local authority comprising 4 x LAPS around the periphery of the site for enjoyment whilst taking a walk or bike ride within the extensive open space.
Additionally, a 475 sqm Enhanced LEAP comprising 9 no. different play experiences will be located in the centre of the site along the landscaped Diagonal Avenue making it easily accessible to all. The ELEAP will have a 20m buffer to houses (as required) and be safety distanced from passing vehicles.
Community benefits features
Upcoming consultation activity
We believe it's our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That's why we regularly donate time and money to local causes and are passionate about investing in the area we build.Sustainability Sustainability
We're committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.
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|31st March 2021||Planning application submitted to Arun District Council|
|2nd July 2021||Planning permission due for the end of the year. We'll keep you up to date with further details once we know more.|