The site is generally rectangular in shape extending to circa 4.8 acres (1.94 hectares) with additional predominantly sub-surface adjoining land. The site has previously been used for agricultural purposes and there are no buildings or structures on the site other than a small timber clad shed on the north western boundary.
A mix of detached and semi-detached housing is to the north east of the site and adjacent to the northern boundary is a public footpath which provides access to the wider countryside. The
land to the north west has planning permission for 90 dwellings and the wider area is subject to a draft allocation for circa 2,500 homes. Jubilee Recreation Ground is to the south east of the site as well as two communication masts to the south.
The site is located in the village of North Bersted, West Sussex; within the jurisdiction of Arun District Council. The village of North Bersted is nestled in the south of England, close to core regional cities and picturesque countryside and coastal settings.
The site is situated to the west of New Barn Lane, which connects the site to North Bersted, and to the A259 which links directly to the Chichester Bypass. The site is within walking distance of local amenities including a post office, church and village hall.
The historical city of Chichester is approximately 4 miles to the north west of the site. Chichester provides a vibrant hub of activity and offers a range of leisure and retail services including galleries, theatres and museums. There is a frequent service from Chichester Railway Station which provides a direct service to London Victoria in approximately 1hour 30 minutes.
Bognor Regis is approximately 1.5 miles south of the site and offers a traditional seaside town boasting a range of services and amenities as well as a long stretching coastal beach.
Nearby destinations include the South Downs National Park, Chichester Harbour (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Bosham (illustrated in the Bayeux Tapestry), Goodwood Racecourse
and the cities of Brighton and Portsmouth.
In February 2018 outline planning permission was granted for up to 50 residential units, landscaping, amenity space, car & cycle parking, roads, service & drainage infrastructure
& other associated works (ref. BE/77/16/OUT).
Affordable Housing is to be provided on-site, in line with adopted policy, at 30% comprising 15 units (5 as affordable rent and 10 as intermediate).
In July 2018 planning was approved for a proposed new access from New Barn Lane to the site (ref. BE/40/18/PL), as shown on the masterplan.
Immediately to the north of the site is a circa 9.2 acre parcel of land which was granted outline planning permission in February 2016 for a mix of up to 90 No. residential units, associated open space, landscaping, access & car parking (ref. BE/142/15/OUT). Linden Homes acquired this site and in February 2018 submitted reserved matters for their ‘Mulberry Fields’ scheme.
The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession. The site is registered under Title Numbers WSX51192 and SX58249.
Title Number WSX51192 covers a wider area and any disposal will relate to the relevant part.