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Development and investment opportunities

There are key investment and regeneration opportunities for local, national and international investors in Coastal West Sussex.


Innovative and creative investment partners are needed to help us deliver economic growth and develop first-class business, leisure, housing and community facilities. Detailed planning information and advice on taking these opportunities forward can be accessed via the links below.

See a full list of the Development and investment opportunities in West Sussex.  

  • 1. Enterprise Bognor Regis

    The Opportunity: A new premier business location in West Sussex. 180 acres of mainly green field land reserved for mixed office, industrial and supporting development to deliver a new generation of buildings in a high quality environment to sustain both newly established and growing businesses.

    Planning Status: Proposed employment land allocation: Policy SP6 Sites 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Arun District Council’s Draft Local Plan 2011–2029. More information found on Arun District Council's Local Plan pages.

    Location: Situated on the northern edge of Bognor Regis with direct road access from the A29 and the newly constructed Bognor Regis Northern Relief Road linking directly with the A259 and the coastal network. Gatwick Airport is just over one hour away by car.

    Size: 67 hectares       

    Land Ownership: Various

    Further Information: Denise Vine – Head of Economy Group, Arun District Council
    Tel: 01903 737846
    denise.vine@arun.gov.uk

     

     

  • 2. Shoreham Harbour - Western Arm

    The Opportunity: Mixed residential and employment on a riverside location close to Shoreham Town Centre.

    Planning Status: Port operations and other employment uses.

    Size: 10 hectares.

    Land Ownership: Shoreham Port Authority own 2 hectares, there are 12 other owners.

    Key factors: Flood defence, relocation of existing businesses.

    Further Information: Shoreham Port Masterplan,

    Peter Davies, 
Development Director               
    pdavies@shoreham-port.co.uk

  • 3. Shoreham Harbour - Southwick Waterfront

    The Opportunity: Business and leisure space, extra berths and improved marina facilities, increased car parking and improved public realm.

    Planning Status: Marina, small businesses, open space and vacant land.

    Size: 3.7 hectares with a potential development area of 1.5 hectares.

    Land ownership: Shoreham Port Authority.

    Key factors: Access, conservation area close by.

    Further Information: Shoreham Port Masterplan

    Peter Davies, 
Development Director                
    pdavies@shoreham-port.co.uk

  • 4. Shoreham Harbour - North Quayside

    The Opportunity: New port development.

    Planning Status: Port uses, builders merchant and vacant land.

    Size: 8.57 hectares with a potential development area of 3 hectares.

    Land ownership: Shoreham Port Authority own 2.8 hectares, 2 other major owners.

    Key factors: Access, reclamation option.

    Further Information: Shoreham Port Masterplan

    Peter Davies, 
Development Director
    pdavies@shoreham-port.co.uk

  • 5. Shoreham Harbour - Aldrington Basin

    The Opportunity: Primarily employment and port uses with some residential.

    Planning Status: Warehousing and small business space.

    Size: 5.9 hectares with a potential development area of 2.2 hectares.

    Land ownership: Shoreham Port Authority own 1.34 hectares.

    Key factors: The main vehicular port access goes through this area.

    Further Information: Shoreham Port Masterplan

    Peter Davies, 
Development Director
    pdavies@shoreham-port.co.uk

  • 6. Shoreham Airport

    The Opportunity: A range of new employment generating floorspace including B1, B2 and B8 - aviation and non aviation related – proposed allocation in the draft Adur Local Plan.

    Planning Status: A proposed allocation in the draft Adur Local Plan   

    Location: On the north-eastern side of the Airport       

    Size: 3.5 hectares       

    Land Ownership: Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils. Albemarle (Shoreham Airport) Limited manage the airport.

    Key Factors: Access, Landscape and Ecology and Flood Risk

    Further Information: Clare Mangan - Regeneration Manager
    Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council     

  • 7. Teville Gate (Worthing)

    The Opportunity: Gateway site to Worthing town centre offering a mixed use development incorporating food retailing, multiplex, residential and opportunities for cafes/restaurants.

    Planning Status: Resolution to grant planning consent subject to completion of a S106 agreement.

    Location: Teville Road, Worthing

    Size: 2.88 ha

    Land Ownership: Private ownership

    Further Information: Clare Mangan - Regeneration Manager
    Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council             

  • 8. Decoy Farm (Worthing)

    The Opportunity: This site is approximately 7.7 hectares located on the eastern edge of Worthing adjacent to well established industrial estates. Developing opportunities on the site for mixed employment use that could include a range B1, B2 and B8 industrial units or open storage. There are aspirations to bring this site back into commercial use, whilst acknowledging that there are significant land contamination    

    Planning Status: Policy Area of Change 12 – Worthing Core Strategy

    Location: East Worthing Industrial Estate

    Size: 7.7 ha

    Land Ownership: Worthing Borough Council

    Further Information: Clare Mangan - Regeneration Manager
    Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council 

  • 9. Union Place (Worthing)

    The Opportunity: The redevelopment of this site will provide a mix of leisure and retail uses, alongside a high quality residential encompassing town centre living. The Local Authority is currently actively working in joint partnership with the Sussex Police Authority in order to progress this site.

    Planning Status: Part of Area of Change 4, Worthing Core Strategy

    Location: Union Place, Worthing

    Size: 0.5 ha

    Land Ownership: Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Worthing Borough Council

    Further Information: Clare Mangan - Regeneration Manager
    Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council                                     

  • 10. Glenmore Business Park (Chichester)

    Opportunity: Business Employment Site also suitable for other uses, including hotel, self-storage, trade counter, residential and B1 or B2, subject to planning.

    Planning Status: Outline planning consent for 188,000 sq. ft. of B8 accommodation.

    Location: East of Chichester, A27

    Size: 10.34 acres

    Land Ownership: Glenmore Commercial Estates Limited

    Further Information: Business Support Team at Chichester District Council

  • 15. Former Novartis Site (Horsham)

    The Opportunity: West Sussex County Council owns a 18.6 acre brownfield site in Horsham West Sussex, formerly the site of global healthcare company Novartis. The site was previously used for medical research, and there are plans to establish a campus for medtech, life sciences and related businesses. It is expected the development opportunity will include Grade A offices and residential accommodation.

     

    Planning Status: TBC

     

    Location: The site is within close proximity to London, and major international gateways through London Gatwick (just 20 minutes away) and London Heathrow airports. The local area is home to a booming cluster of more than 140 health and life sciences businesses, including an impressive number of multinational companies who have chosen to have their regional, UK or global headquarters here.



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