The planning application, submitted on March 10 by architects Hawkins\Brown on behalf of Worthing Borough Council, which owns the land, includes designs for apartment blocks, commercial space, a hotel and a cinema extension to the Connaught Theatre. The designs also cover car parking, cycle parking, and outdoor spaces and landscaping on the site. In the application, the architects said its proposals represented 'a high-quality residential environment through four main development blocks with generous internal courtyards'. The designs were led by the heritage of the area, they said, and would create a new pedestrian route between Union Place and Chatsworth Road. "Commercial space activates the ground floor at the edge and internal routes within the site, forming a series of shared public spaces between the town centre and the residential areas beyond," it said. Worthing Borough Council acquired Union Place in 2018 before entering into a land pool agreement with government-owned regeneration specialists, LCR. Both parties are working together on the project to redevelop the 2.6 hectare site, large parts of which have sat empty for more than a decade. A public consultation on the initial plans was held in November. A decision on the application will eventually be made by Worthing Borough Council's planning committee. What do you think of the plans? Contact us on Facebook or by email.
This is what Union Place development in Worthing could look like: in pictures
Plans have been submitted for the Union Place redevelopment in Worthing town centre.
By James Butler
Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 1:51 pm
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