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NEW MONKS FARM UPDATE

31 July 2017

New Monks Farm

Brighton & Hove Albion and their housing partner CALA Holmes (South Home Counties), have submitted a joint planning application for the regeneration of New Monks Farm, on land to the north of the club's training ground at Lancing.

The investment will come via New Monks Farm Development Ltd (a subsidiary of the club), and the application includes 600 new homes, a country for the community and land for a school.
 
The £150 million proposed development also includes an IKEA store, which will create 430 jobs alone, while an estimated total of 875 new jobs are set to be created for the Adur area.  The plans also include 600 new homes, a community centre and country park for residents.
 
Longstanding Albion director Martin Perry, who is heading up the New Monks Farm Development, said, “This is a major regeneration scheme in Lancing that is in line with the emerging Adur Local Plan.
 
“In addition to the significant employment generated through this development by IKEA, 600 homes for local families will be created, supported by a new primary school and a country park. The removal of the traffic lights at Sussex Pad and Coombes Road, and the replacing of them with a major new roundabout on the A27, will improve safety and reduce congestion at this junction and open up new job opportunities at Shoreham Airport.”
 
“We have consulted widely on this scheme with over 5,000 people attending our public exhibitions or viewing our proposals on line and over a 1,000 people completed feedback questionnaires or providing comments.
 
“The majority of the comments we received were around two main issues – transport and flood risk.  We have addressed these in the application which includes a full Traffic Impact Assessment and Flood Risk and Drainage Strategy.”
 
David McElhannan IKEA real estate project manager, added, “At IKEA our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We want to be more accessible, bringing our home furniture expertise and product range closer to more of our customers. By joining the New Monks Farm Development, we’re looking forward to being a good neighbour in the community and providing new opportunities to local people.”


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