News from Littlehampton Town Council:
Have your say on the new Hampton Park Community Centre, North Littlehampton
A new community facility for Hampton Park https://www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk/community-facility-hampton-park
Thank you for taking the time to come and find out more about our exciting new community venture.
Littlehampton Town Council is developing plans for a brand-new community facility, to be located within the Hampton Park Development, North Littlehampton.
We want to work with you to build a centre that meets the needs of our community, to do this we need to understand your views, ideas and opinions to help shape the emerging design.
By involving the community at this early stage, we hope to understand more about local requirements, explore different options for funding and use this knowledge so that we can deliver a centre that we can all be truly proud of.
Why are we investing in a new community facility?
Persimmon Homes are the developers responsible for delivering the Hampton Park Estate in North Littlehampton.
As part of the outline planning consent (reference: LU/47/11) for the North Littlehampton Development, there is a legal agreement known as a Section 106 Agreement.
The Agreement sets out provision for community facilities including land and funding for a community centre.
We plan to invest funding secured from the development of Hampton Park Estate to help deliver this centre.
The proposed location within the wider Hampton Park development can be seen on this document: https://www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk/media/2749/download…
What can working together achieve?
Your feedback will help to inform our designs and enable us to:
Create a facility that meets the needs of the local community
Provide a functional, safe, accessible, and sustainable facility
Support the delivery of youth services for local young people
Provide sufficient car and cycle parking
What are the next steps?
Your input will feed into the initial designs for the new facility. These designs will then be used to continue consulting with the local community.
We intend to present more detailed plans to the community later in the year, ahead of a planning application being submitted to Arun District Council.
Our website will be updated as the project progresses as well as providing the opportunity to comment.
We would expect that following the consultation process we will submit a planning application in early 2024, with a view to opening the new centre in 2026. The proposed timeline is set out below.
Seeking views October 2023
Initial plans November 2023
Detailed plans December 2023
Planning application Spring 2024
New facility opened 2026
What would you like from your new community facility?
We are keen to hear your views, opinions and ideas about what you would like to see made available at your local community centre. What would make you want to use this facility?
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How can you have your say?
There are several ways you can provide your comments on our proposals:
By emailing us: [email protected]
By using one of the feedback forms provided at the Town Council Offices or at our pop-up consultation events, such as the market stall in the High Street on Friday 3 November or Friday 1 December