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29 January 2017

The plans have been met with a largely positive reaction.

Brighton & Hove Albion director Martin Perry has been delighted by the public's response to new plans unveiled last week for the development on land north of the club's training ground at New Monks Farm in Lancing.

The club confirmed on Thursday that it will make another substantial investment into the local Sussex community and economy, unveiling £150 million regeneration plans for the site in Lancing.

The plans include 600 new homes, a school, community centre and country park for residents. The proposed development also includes plans for a new IKEA store, which will create 430 jobs, with the entire development estimated to generate a total of 875 new jobs for the Adur area.

Several hundred residents and interested parties attended two public consultation evenings at the Shoreham Centre over the weekend to view plans and provide the club with feedback.

Martin Perry commented, "We have been delighted with the positive responses from Adur District Council and the region's Chamber of Commerce, and also from local residents and businesses, enthused by the plans and significant investment into the area.

"Obviously, there are also concerned parties, and the club wants to hear feedback from all residents, positive, negative or otherwise. Just as we did with the training ground development, we will work closely with the local authority and residents to ensure all concerns are heard, and we will log those concerns as part of this process.

"Two significant issues for Lancing residents is the threat of flooding and traffic. The planning application will include a detailed Flood Risk Assessment and will detail how we deal with each of the potential sources of flooding. It will also include an ongoing management plan to ensure we minimise the threat across the entire area, including existing residences.

"In similar fashion, the application will also include a detailed Traffic Impact Assessment and detail how the projected traffic flows will be mitigated, and how we aim to improve the flow of traffic along the A27."

Residents in the Adur area will have another chance to view plans and provide the club with feedback at a second public exhibition this coming week, with plans on display in Lancing on Wednesday 1st February 2017 from 4pm to 8pm at Lancing Parish Hall.

For those unable to attend, they can view the plans here, and download a feedback questionnaire here.

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