Planning success for Southwick 08.09.22

AHMM’s first housing project for West Sussex Council and Lovell Homes has been unanimously granted approval by Adur District Council’s planning committee.

The project in Southwick, on the coast between Worthing and Brighton, develops a brownfield suburban site to create 22 homes overlooking a new central village green. The proposed scheme offers a mix of family houses: two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, 30% of which will be affordable with a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent properties allocated to local people from Adur and Worthing district.

All homes are dual or triple aspect, balancing excellent internal daylight levels, with cross-ventilation and shading to avoid overheating whilst demonstrating a 50% energy efficiency improvement over Part L of the Building Regulations. All homes are ‘gas free’, using air source heat pumps for heating and hot water. The layout protects an existing pond creating a dedicated ecology area and provides improvements to the existing cycle path across the site.

The design references the local architectural context to give a clear character and identity to the development with a robust palette of materials and clean detailing.

Work is expected to start on site in early 2023.

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