1,200 page planning application for proposed Ikea store
The prospect of an Ikea branch in Sussex has taken a step forward with the submission of a planning application for the £150m 344,000sqft branch and surrounding development.
Brighton and Hove FC through its New Monks Farm Development subsidiary have lodged the 1,200 page application with Adur District Council. The council has extended the normal three week public consultation to eight weeks.
As well as the store, the application for the site near Lancing includes 600 homes, a country park, a primary school, major alterations to the A27 and two football pitches for Brighton and Hove FC’s training complex which is on the southern edge of the site.
‘This is a complex detailed planning application which will affect thousands of people across Adur and beyond. For that reason, we are determined to allow as many as possible to see and comment on the proposal. As a result, we have extended the time that people can comment on the application from the usual three weeks to eight. All of these comments will then be taken on board before the council takes a decision on the application, possibly before the end of the year depending on when the council receives the inspector’s full report on Adur’s emerging Local Plan,’ said James Appleton, Adur and Worthing Council’s head of planning and development.