Care home and 90 homes proposed off A259 Rustington bypass

Detailed plans for 90 homes and a care home north of Rustington have been submitted.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:43 pm

Developers secured outline planning permission for the strip of land between the A259 and the railway line on appeal back in 2018.

Now a reserved matters application, setting out the detailed layout and design of the development, has been submitted to Arun District Council.

A sperate application has already been approved for a new junction between Brook Lane and the A259, which includes a new roundabout.

A new pedestrian bridge is proposed where a public right of way (PRoW) crosses the railway line.

According to the application: “The care home acts as a gateway to the development, with its massing serving to transition from the public areas into the more private housing development.

“The housing layout itself is largely defined by the retained PRoW that organically divides the site and provides a series of public space/landscaped nodes throughout the development. Dwellings generally face onto to this public route, encouraging a sense of community and promoting interaction.

“The design has been also influenced by the existing hard boundary conditions, existing levels and the scale and massing of the adjacent residential areas.”

The scheme provides 31 per cent affordable housing.

A number of objections have already been lodged from members of the public.

These raised flood risks, lack of infrastructure such as places at schools and doctors’ surgeries, extra traffic on the A259, absence of safe cycle routes, impact on wildlife and loss of trees.

It was also suggested noise and pollution from both the A259 and railway line would make the site a ‘very unhealthy place to live’.

One wrote: “The continued infilling of any available space in Arun continues to spoil the area and add to the increased amount of traffic around the village and A259.

To comment visit arun.gov.uk/weekly-lists using code A/26/21/RES.