No Decision Yet For Sussex Ikea
19 July 2018, 05:31 | Updated: 19 July 2018, 05:43
Approval for plans for a new Ikea store and 600 new homes in Lancing - has been deferred
Hundreds of residents packed out a public meeting last night to hear Adur District Council's decision.
The new multi million pound development is being proposed by New Monks Farm Development - a subsidiary of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.
The plans for New Monks Farm also include 600 new homes a country park, a school and new roundabout for the A27.
The meeting at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing started at 7pm last night.
In addition to 600 homes and IKEA superstore, the application from New Monks Farm Development, a subsidiary of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, also includes the provision of a new roundabout on the A27, a country park, land for a school and a community hub. It would also see the relocation and expansion of the Withy Patch Gypsy and Traveller site.
Martin Perry - chief executive of Brighton & Hove Albion told Heart ''It's not the end of the road. We've made four offers to Lancing college, each time they've turned us down so we'll just go back to them. It's not a refusal it's a deferral. But in a really sensitive retail market we could lose Ikea if they decide to go elsewhere...''