Welcome to the website for the emerging development proposals for Land at West Bersted.


We are delighted that you have taken the time to learn more about the site, what the scheme will comprise and of course how you can contribute.


This public consultation follows on from that undertaken on the West Bersted Framework Masterplan in July-August 2020 and is the next stage in the masterplanning process.

This consultation is a further opportunity to review, comment and feedback on to the development proposals for a significant part of the wider West Bersted allocated site that will form part of an outline planning application to Arun District Council which we expect to submit in late spring/early summer 2021.


To find out more about our ongoing engagement with the local community please click here. 

Land West of Bersted is allocated for development in the Arun District Council Local Plan for at least 2,500 homes alongside other social infrastructure including a new primary school, community facilities, public open space, sports and retail provision.


The two largest landowners are The Church Commissioners for England and Landlink Estates and they have been working closely with Arun District Council officers, other landowners and key stakeholders to develop development proposals for the land identified above. 

The plan above shows a smaller area than that included in the Framework Masterplan as that covered the whole site allocation, whereas this consultation is for a planning application coming forward for part of that wider site, albeit a significant part of the larger allocation. The Framework Masterplan was endorsed by Councillors on 30th September 2020. The endorsed Framework Masterplan can be found here. Click here.


This document contains key design principles which future proposals should have regard to, together with an overall Vision for the development of site. These have been used to guide the further design work of the development and the forthcoming application. Government guidance on Covid 19 means that, unfortunately, we are still unable to hold a public exhibition, where members of the public could attend in person and discuss matters with the applicant’s team of experts.


As such, working with Arun District Council we have instead prepared this interactive website that allows you to understand and consider the emerging proposals in more detail and to then provide your feedback.  There is a section on the website that you can use to send us your comments. The following pages will lead you through the main considerations and elements to be covered by the outline planning application.

The application will be accompanied by a full Environmental Assessment to demonstrate all environmental matters have been fully considered and addressed through the application. All the comments will be read and taken into consideration when finalising the design of the proposed scheme, before the formal submission of the application to Arun District Council for consideration and determination.  Please do participate.

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Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Limited (‘Lichfields’) is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (registration number Z6193122). Completion of the survey constitutes your explicit consent for us to process your data for the purposes outlined. Your responses will be analysed by Lichfields on behalf of our clients. The Church Commissioners for England and Landlink Estates. Lichfields will use your personal information for the purposes of keeping you informed about the project and for understanding public opinion on the project. Responses to this consultation may be made publicly available, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your anonymised comments may be shared with Arun District Council as part of the planning application submission. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation.  Your personal data will be deleted at the conclusion of our assignment. You have the right to: withdraw your consent at any time; request to see what information is held about you: have inaccurate information about you corrected; have your personal information removed from our system (unless we are required by law or a statutory purpose to keep it); or complain to the Data Protection Officer where you believe your data has not been handled in accordance with the law. You can do this by contacting the Data Protection Officer by email: dpo@lichfields.uk or by post to: The Data Protection Officer, Lichfields, The Minster Building, 21 Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AG.