Roundstone Lane, Angmering

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Full planning consent has been secured under delegated powers for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of 40no. new homes in Roundstone Lane, Angmering.

At present, the site is occupied by a derelict planting nursery and shrubland, with several associated buildings such as greenhouses and an office building. Working alongside Sigma Homes and ECE Architecture, the proposed scheme secured consent for 40no. dwellings including 12no. (30%) affordable units. The proposed units range in quantum and include a mixture of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses, along with a mixture of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

The application site comprises land within the built-up area boundary of Angmering and had been allocated within the made Angmering Neighbourhood Plan, including additional land outside of the Applicant’s ownership. ECE Planning’s Chris Barker and Rebecca Hoad successfully demonstrated that the higher provision of dwellings on land within the Applicant’s ownership would make a significant contribution towards the District’s identified housing need.

The centre of the site seeks to provide a large area of public open space including new landscaping and ecological enhancements.  The proposals successfully demonstrated that the development will enhance the site significantly in terms of visual amenity and will result in biodiversity net gain. The Team also successfully demonstrated that the level of on-site open space provision was acceptable in this instance and an off-site contribution would not be required.

In addition to the above, the proposed scheme would meet the requirements of local planning policy by producing at least 10% of the energy requirements of the development from renewable energy (solar PV), along with a number of U-values which are proposed for different parts of the development.

The scheme was found to be acceptable in terms of all other matters including highways, drainage, residential amenity, archaeology and design.

ECE Planning are delighted with the result.