Schools make way for new homes plan

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DOZENS of homes could be built on the site of the old Elm Grove Infant School and part of the former Littlehampton Community School.

West Sussex County Council has submitted outline plans for 68 houses and flats on land between The Littlehampton Academy and the Rosemead open space (see the end of this article for more Arun plans).

Access would be from both the new Fitzalan Road extension, which currently ends at the academy but will eventually run northwards to link up with the proposed Lyminster bypass, and from Elm Grove Road, to the east.

The site was identified for housing in Littlehampton’s neighbourhood plan, with a suggestion of up to 70 homes, and with access from Fitzalan Road. The Elm Grove Road access is likely to cause some concern when Littlehampton Town Council planning committee discusses the plans.

Just 13 homes, or about 19 per cent of the total, would be ‘affordable’, below the 30 per cent target set by Arun.

However, in a statement submitted with the planning application, the county council says the lower figure would allow the authority to make a larger contribution towards the funds needed to build the Lyminster bypass.

The scheme includes 12 two-bedroom flats, 16 two-bedroom houses, 36 three-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom houses.

Other plans from the latest list in the Gazette area submitted to Arun include:

ANGMERING: two-storey front extension and single-storey rear extension (re-submission following A/2/13/) Thatchers, The Thatchway.

BARNHAM: conversion of garage/hobby room outbuilding to accommodation for elderly relative/guest, Holmwood, Park Road.

CLIMPING: two-storey side extension with rear conservatory, and detached double garage, 1 Church Farm Cottages, Horsemere Green Lane.

EAST PRESTON: remove thatch roof and replace with clay roof tiles and incorporate new gable ends to detached garage, 15 Sea Lane.

Side extension over flat roof terrace, new dormer construction in existing roof pitch to front of property and new boundary wall with gates, 23 Tamarisk Way.

Demolish single garage, erection of double garage with office above, Well House, Seafield Road.

LITTLEHAMPTON: approval of reserved matters following outline permission LU/355/10 for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 90 dwellings (including 23 affordable dwellings) within land parcels 4A and 4B, Courtwick Lane, land south of railway line (this application is a departure from the development plan).

Approval of reserved matters following outline approval LU/355/10 for phase two, 185 units for layout, appearance scale and landscape of dwellings, Kingley Gate development, Courtwick Lane, land south of railway line (departure from the development plan).

Two-storey rear extension to enlarge ground floor flat and create a first floor flat with new enclosed porch, 18 Norfolk Road.

RUSTINGTON: single-storey side extension to provide WC, utility room and enlarged kitchen; replacement of detached garage with garden room, 1 Chanctonbury Close.