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PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: LAND SOUTH OF LITTLEHAMPTON ACADEMY

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Following pre-application consultation with the local community, we are writing to provide you with an update on our plans to deliver new housing on the vacant plot located between Littlehampton Academy and Rosemead Park.

We are pleased to confirm that BoKlok has now submitted a full planning application to Arun District Council for the development of land south of Littlehampton Academy. The application is for 112 much-needed, new sustainable homes, alongside attractive, high-quality landscaping and open green spaces that are sympathetic to the existing surroundings.

BoKlok originated in Sweden and translates quite simply as Live Smart. We deliver high-quality, modular housing utilising Modern Methods of Construction, which have much smaller carbon footprints – 50% less in fact – than traditional brick developments. This method of construction reduces the overall build time and consequently also reduces the disruptive impact on local communities, both in terms of noise and vehicle movements.

Boklok’s development model dramatically reduces the overall cost of delivering new homes, which means homes for private sale can be more affordable to local residents. We provide private sale homes on a ’Left-To-Live’ model, which takes into account the average salary of a full-time worker, their living expensive and their mortgage borrowing capacity. We have verified our calculations in the UK with New homes Mortgage, which means our model has a “real-life verification”. This is in addition to the policy-complaint 30% affordable housing being delivered on-site.

Public realm and landscaping are central to BoKlok schemes and our Littlehampton proposals are designed around a green, centrally-located ’Community Hub’. This community space will encourage social gatherings with open gardens and canopied shelters, as well as space for natural play, such as natural boulders and balancing stones. There may also be opportunities for community “Grow Zones”, where local residents will be able to grow herbs and vegetables.
Additionally, the scheme will include S106 contributions towards education, health and transport services in the local area. These contributions may help fund the provision of a new school and or improve / increase capacity of local doctors and dentist surgeries – this will ultimately be the decision of the local planning authority.

The submitted proposals have been developed to take the surrounding built-up area of Littlehampton into consideration, including:
The proposed dwellings have been positioned to preserve the privacy and general residential amenity of the surrounding dwellings and uses.
The retention and protection of the most significant trees on the site and extensive landscaping to form a ’green heart’ in the new community.

New development will have direct routes into Rosemead Park.

Each proposed house will benefit from a private garden and each proposed flat will benefit from a private balcony alongside communal open space.

Parking provision on-site for all residents, in line with West Sussex County Council’s requirements, as well as an on-site car club for the use of both existing and future residents.

New electric car charging points to support electric vehicles.

Access to the site will be from Fitzalan Road – our Transport Consultant has undertaken a full assessment of the local road network alongside engagement with Arun District Council and has deemed that the proposals would not have an unacceptable impact on the network.

An emergency access point onto Elm Grove Road, which will be controlled with bollards that have a standard emergency lock on them, and as such will only be able to be used by emergency vehicles.

Permeable, landscaped walking routes within the site connecting with Fitzalan Road, Elmgrove Road and the public footpath and Rosemead Park to the south.

You will be able to view the submitted plans and make comments online via the Council’s website: . Please go to the ’Planning applications’ section the ‘Application Search Post 1987 & Weekly Lists’ and search for the planning application using the reference number: LU/116/21/PL. Our proposals will be decided by Arun District Council in the coming months and you will be able to view the submitted plans on the council’s planning portal. If you would like any more information or have any queries, please get in touch with the project team on our Freephone information line – 0800 298 7040 –by email on, or via our website on

Your committee believes this could be an interesting new type of development in this area and will closely follow its progress.