Ashington
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Overview

Welcome to this community website supporting our proposals for Chanctonbury Nurseries, Ashington.

Linden Homes acquired an interest in this brownfield site in 2014.  Following consultation with local residents and stakeholders, we have now submitted a planning application to Horsham District Council (HDC) - Application Reference: DC/15/1886.

You can download a copy of our submission newsletter in the ‘Next Steps’ section.

If you would like to get in touch, you can do so via the submission form on the right or by calling our freephone information number below.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: RH20 3AS

Location

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Layout

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Our proposals provide an opportunity to tidy up a previously developed site through a sensitive residential redevelopment, which will contribute to the Council’s established housing need and provide associated benefits for the local community.

A comprehensive landscaping strategy is proposed to improve the visual appearance of the site and create a pleasant environment for future residents to enjoy. The landscape masterplan includes enhanced native tree and shrub planting along boundaries, helping to increase biodiversity and retain the site’s enclosed appearance and green open spaces dispersed across the site, providing opportunities for recreation and informal play.  

Our proposals will deliver:

  • 77 new homes, including 27 affordable homes;
  • A balanced range of open market and affordable homes, with a range of 1-2 bed apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bed houses; 
  • A total of 173 parking spaces (including 22 visitor spaces), in accordance with local standards;
  • Attractive public open spaces on-site;
  • Housing in a sustainable location, within convenient cycling and walking distance of local services and amenities;
  • A connection to Footpath 2607 and improvements to this footpath, providing a direct, secure pedestrian route to local facilities; and
  • Significant funding for HDC and West Sussex County Council through S106 contributions and the Government’s New Homes Bonus.

The Team

Linden Homes is the country’s fifth largest housebuilder. We are the housebuilding division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies.

We are based in Guildford and are one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on its high quality of design. Linden Homes was named Best Sustainable Developer at the Housebuilder Awards 2014 and Housebuilder of the Year at the Ideal Home Blue Ribbon Awards 2014 and 2013.

Engaging with local communities is central to the work that we do. We understand that if we are to deliver houses that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to and engage with local people.

By seeking out local knowledge and listening to local opinion, we are able to build a fuller picture. We can identify the wider benefits that development can bring to the existing community.

Linden Homes is proud to be part of the Considerate Constructors’ scheme and works hard with local communities throughout the construction process.

The Site

This previously developed brownfield site is 2.39 hectares (circa 5.9 acres) in size.  Much of the site consists of vacant buildings and scrub land, but a large proportion is currently used for the storage of caravans and boats although there are a number of caravan storage facilities locally with capacity to accommodate additional caravans. These alternative facilities have better links to the highway network than the application site and offer those who currently store their caravans on-site easy access to an alternative facility.

The site is one of three sites within Ashington that has been identified as suitable, available and deliverable for housing by Horsham District Council.

Suitability

The site is: 

  • Brownfield, i.e. it has been previously developed;
  • Circa 5.9 acres (2.39 hectares) in size;
  • Located next to existing residential areas;
  • Well connected.  Existing Footpath (ref 2607) linking Rectory Lane to Foster Lane;
  • Under-utilised, with a number of untidy areas and dilapidated buildings and structures.

 

Benefits

Our proposals would provide number of benefits to the wider community, including:

  • The provision of new homes on a brownfield, largely untidy site, making an important contribution to HDC’s housing stock;
  • A range of homes from 1 to 4 bedrooms, including a 35% provision of affordable homes;
  • Improvements to Footpath 2607 to enhance connectivity*;
  • Approximately 115 new jobs created on-site during the construction phase, primarily with local contractors (based on 1.5 jobs for each new home**);
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry;
  • £425,000 expenditure from new residents to the area. (i.e. those moving from more than 10 miles away);
  • New Homes Bonus payments of over £810,000 to HDC and WSCC over six years; and
  • An extensive package of S106 financial contributions to HDC, to be invested in local infrastructure and service provision.

*We are proposing to re-surface the footpath (ref 2607) upon the application site to provide an all year round surface (compacted gravel) and remove the trees / vegetation that have fallen onto the footpath. The route of the footpath will remain the same. Native tree and shrub planting is proposed either side of the footpath. No lighting along the footpath on-site or off-site is proposed in order to retain the footpath’s rural feel. Where appropriate we propose to make financial contributions towards the footpath off-site (i.e. beyond the boundaries of the application site). No works are proposed to the 10+m wide strip of woodland owned by Parish that runs along the east boundary of the application site.

**Prof. Michael Ball, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output, Reading University (2011)

Next Steps

Linden Homes has now submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of land at Chanctonbury Nurseries, Rectory Lane, Ashington to Horsham District Council (HDC) - Application Reference: DC/15/1886.   The application submission follows consultation with local residents and stakeholders, which included a public exhibition and presentations to Ashington Parish Council.

There is now an opportunity to comment on the planning application during the Council’s statutory consultation period.  The application is likely to come before HDC’s Planning Committee early this year. 

If you would like any further information about the submitted plans or have any questions, please call James Atterbury or Steve Houkes on freephone 0800 298 7040.  

A copy of the submission newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.

 

 

Welcome to this community website supporting our proposals for Chanctonbury Nurseries, Ashington.

Linden Homes acquired an interest in this brownfield site in 2014.  Following consultation with local residents and stakeholders, we have now submitted a planning application to Horsham District Council (HDC) - Application Reference: DC/15/1886.

You can download a copy of our submission newsletter in the ‘Next Steps’ section.

If you would like to get in touch, you can do so via the submission form on the right or by calling our freephone information number below.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: RH20 3AS

Go to Google Maps
Scheme layout

Layout

Our proposals provide an opportunity to tidy up a previously developed site through a sensitive residential redevelopment, which will contribute to the Council’s established housing need and provide associated benefits for the local community.

A comprehensive landscaping strategy is proposed to improve the visual appearance of the site and create a pleasant environment for future residents to enjoy. The landscape masterplan includes enhanced native tree and shrub planting along boundaries, helping to increase biodiversity and retain the site’s enclosed appearance and green open spaces dispersed across the site, providing opportunities for recreation and informal play.  

Our proposals will deliver:

  • 77 new homes, including 27 affordable homes;
  • A balanced range of open market and affordable homes, with a range of 1-2 bed apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bed houses; 
  • A total of 173 parking spaces (including 22 visitor spaces), in accordance with local standards;
  • Attractive public open spaces on-site;
  • Housing in a sustainable location, within convenient cycling and walking distance of local services and amenities;
  • A connection to Footpath 2607 and improvements to this footpath, providing a direct, secure pedestrian route to local facilities; and
  • Significant funding for HDC and West Sussex County Council through S106 contributions and the Government’s New Homes Bonus.

Linden Homes is the country’s fifth largest housebuilder. We are the housebuilding division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies.

We are based in Guildford and are one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on its high quality of design. Linden Homes was named Best Sustainable Developer at the Housebuilder Awards 2014 and Housebuilder of the Year at the Ideal Home Blue Ribbon Awards 2014 and 2013.

Engaging with local communities is central to the work that we do. We understand that if we are to deliver houses that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to and engage with local people.

By seeking out local knowledge and listening to local opinion, we are able to build a fuller picture. We can identify the wider benefits that development can bring to the existing community.

Linden Homes is proud to be part of the Considerate Constructors’ scheme and works hard with local communities throughout the construction process.

This previously developed brownfield site is 2.39 hectares (circa 5.9 acres) in size.  Much of the site consists of vacant buildings and scrub land, but a large proportion is currently used for the storage of caravans and boats although there are a number of caravan storage facilities locally with capacity to accommodate additional caravans. These alternative facilities have better links to the highway network than the application site and offer those who currently store their caravans on-site easy access to an alternative facility.

The site is one of three sites within Ashington that has been identified as suitable, available and deliverable for housing by Horsham District Council.

Suitability

The site is: 

  • Brownfield, i.e. it has been previously developed;
  • Circa 5.9 acres (2.39 hectares) in size;
  • Located next to existing residential areas;
  • Well connected.  Existing Footpath (ref 2607) linking Rectory Lane to Foster Lane;
  • Under-utilised, with a number of untidy areas and dilapidated buildings and structures.

 

Our proposals would provide number of benefits to the wider community, including:

  • The provision of new homes on a brownfield, largely untidy site, making an important contribution to HDC’s housing stock;
  • A range of homes from 1 to 4 bedrooms, including a 35% provision of affordable homes;
  • Improvements to Footpath 2607 to enhance connectivity*;
  • Approximately 115 new jobs created on-site during the construction phase, primarily with local contractors (based on 1.5 jobs for each new home**);
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry;
  • £425,000 expenditure from new residents to the area. (i.e. those moving from more than 10 miles away);
  • New Homes Bonus payments of over £810,000 to HDC and WSCC over six years; and
  • An extensive package of S106 financial contributions to HDC, to be invested in local infrastructure and service provision.

*We are proposing to re-surface the footpath (ref 2607) upon the application site to provide an all year round surface (compacted gravel) and remove the trees / vegetation that have fallen onto the footpath. The route of the footpath will remain the same. Native tree and shrub planting is proposed either side of the footpath. No lighting along the footpath on-site or off-site is proposed in order to retain the footpath’s rural feel. Where appropriate we propose to make financial contributions towards the footpath off-site (i.e. beyond the boundaries of the application site). No works are proposed to the 10+m wide strip of woodland owned by Parish that runs along the east boundary of the application site.

**Prof. Michael Ball, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output, Reading University (2011)

Linden Homes has now submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of land at Chanctonbury Nurseries, Rectory Lane, Ashington to Horsham District Council (HDC) - Application Reference: DC/15/1886.   The application submission follows consultation with local residents and stakeholders, which included a public exhibition and presentations to Ashington Parish Council.

There is now an opportunity to comment on the planning application during the Council’s statutory consultation period.  The application is likely to come before HDC’s Planning Committee early this year. 

If you would like any further information about the submitted plans or have any questions, please call James Atterbury or Steve Houkes on freephone 0800 298 7040.  

A copy of the submission newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.