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Church House

Overview

ECE Planning worked alongside the clients, Worthing Homes and the architect ECE Architecture to obtain planning permission at Church House, Church Road, Worthing.

The proposal effectively seeks the demolition of a tired and outdated 1960s building with a high quality modern development comprising 13 new build residential units and the conversion of an existing coach house and stables to create a dwelling and bicycle unit.

The new two-storey residential units will be in the form of contemporary, predominantly two-storey, terraced housing constructed of grey brick and slate tile, with black clad box windows. The single storey dwelling at the southern end of the site would be clad in Rainscreen cladding with a monopitch grass roof. All the new 10 units will be affordable rented.

The site is located within the West Tarring Conservation Area, the proposal ensured that remnants of the history of the site would remain and the historic character is not lost.

The Officer concluded that “The principle of residential redevelopment and conversion/renovation is supported on this sustainably located, partly brownfield site. The dwelling mix and form proposed is appropriate and the affordable rent tenure is especially welcomed as helping meet an acute need. It Is appropriate to secure the affordable rent status of the development. The proposal provides a generally good quality of accommodation and aligns with the spatial strategy.”

LOCATION

Worthing, West Sussex

AUTHORITY

Worthing Borough Council

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Client Testimonial

Terry Brightmore, Terra Firma Designs

“Once again an excellent service from the team at ECE. They were able to interpret our design brief and work around the site constraints and were also able to increase the scale of the scheme from 16 to 24 units, increasing the value of the project and taking leadership of the planning process.”

Matt Heath, Director Dawson Heath Property Ltd

“Once again an excellent service from the Planning team at ECE. Good value, great attitude to work, proactive and easy to get along with.”

Ben Cheal, Managing Director Roffey Homes Ltd

“ECE Planning have provided a friendly, yet highly professional service, displaying both their detailed planning knowledge and strategy on many occasions. Chris, Sam and Karen have been consistently excellent on managing the planning aspects of all projects we have worked with them on, and would hope to continue that relationship beyond the current live and recently completed projects.”

Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development Shoreham Port

“Sam and the team at ECE Planning have successfully steered three complicated commercial schemes through the planning system on behalf of the Shoreham Port Authority. We have been impressed by the professionalism, efficiency and dedication to progress our projects through the planning system under challenging timeframes. We are absolutely delighted with the results.”

Tim Warren, Planning and Land Manager, Jenner Group

We have worked closely with ECE for a number of years and continue to build on an excellent working relationship with them based on true collaborative working and trust. ECE have undertaken feasibility work, planning advice, planning submission and working drawings for us on a number of projects and we have always found them to work to a high quality and professional in their approach. We will continue to enjoy working with them on future projects as our experience with them has always been very positive.”

Darren Jacob, Managing Director, ValidusLM

“ECE Planning have always worked pro-actively to address challenging planning matters,  solving problems as they come up on this complex site. Chris and Sam managed the intricate submission and relationship with the client and key stakeholders with a dynamic and always positive ‘can-do’ attitude. I look forward to working further together.”

Sammi Charad, Development Manager, Shaptor Capital

'ECE excelled in providing clear advice in our recent planning appeal and other successful projects. We are very happy with the advice and service we have received from Huw and Ben.'

Alan Goldberg, CSN Homes

‘Huw and Karen at ECE have been fundamental in delivering some challenging brownfield sites on our behalf. They have provided clear professional advice ,without delay and we look forward to working with them again.’

Clive Lawrence, Senior Design Manager, Kier

“ECE have worked with Kier to deliver a number of projects, often on challenging sites. Huw and Karen have provided clear professional advice and worked proactively on each of our projects. We have forged a good working relationship and we look forward to working with ECE again.’

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