10 small garage sites in Shoreham and Lancing could be developed into affordable homes

Adur District Council has identified 10 small sites of council-owned land in the area which could be redeveloped into housing.

The garages in Daniel Close are among those identified for development. Photo: Google Street View
The garages in Daniel Close are among those identified for development. Photo: Google Street View

Most of the sites are currently home to blocks of garages, many of which are in a poor condition and too small for modern cars, the council said.

The new homes would be for local people on the council’s housing register.

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Adur Homes has around 700 people on its housing waiting list in need of housing and urgently needs to find sites for affordable housing development, the council said.

A consultation is currently being held into the proposals for three of the ten sites.

Due to the coronavirus, no face-to-face consultations can be held, and so residents are being asked to have their say online.

The three sites currently being consulted on are all garage sites in Lancing, located at Daniel Close, Gravelly Crescent and Shadwells Road.

At the Daniel Close site, the council is proposing nine new homes, two new parking areas and an open space.

The homes would consist of two three-bed houses for a wheelchair user and seven two-bed family houses.

Three houses to the north of the site would be accessed from Daniel Close, while six further houses to the south of the site would be accessed directly from Mash Barn Lane.

At Gravelly Crescent, the council is proposing to build seven new houses, in addition to a new parking area with opportunity for further parking or a landscaped open space.

These properties would consist of four three-bed homes and three two-bed family houses.

At Shadwells Road, six new houses have been proposed, in addition to a new parking area with opportunity for further parking or a landscaped open space.

These homes would be made up of one three-bed house for a wheelchair user and five two-bed family houses.

Residents have until Friday, July 24, to have their say on the proposals for the three sites – see the consultation documents here.

After this, consultations will be held on the other sites identified for redevelopment, which include:

– Sylvan Road East in Lancing

– Sylvan Road West in Lancing

– Leconfield Road in Lancing

– St Giles Close in Shoreham

– Wilmot Road in Shoreham

– 60 Brighton Road in Southwick

– Gardner Road/St Aubyns in Fishersgate

Following the public consultation this summer, it is expected that a planning application will be submitted this winter.

If planning permission is granted in Spring of next year, the homes could be completed by summer 2022.