Another 117 homes could be built in Durrington

DURRINGTON could see a further major homes development if plans are approved for 117 houses and flats on surplus land at the Northbrook College campus.

A starting date is already being awaited for the 700-home West Durrington Development, north-west of Tesco, which received Worthing council planning approval last autumn.

Northbrook says its land sale is helping fund redevelopment of its Broadwater campus.

But it is not just housing which is being proposed for the present car park/scrubland site – full planning permission is also being sought for an 84-bed care home for dementia patients, and a new car dealership.

Between them, they would provide more than 100 jobs.

A planning statement to Worthing council says Wilmington Homes would build houses and flats in mixture of affordable and open market dwellings, providing both starter and family homes

Seventeen of the homes would be rental, affordable homes – 15 two-bedroom flats, and two three-bedroom houses.

The main focus of the two- and three-storey open-market homes would be on family housing.

Worthing council’s planning chief, James Appleton, said it was expected the application would be considered by the planning committee within the next three months.

Mr Appleton said a starting date for the West Durrington Development had not yet been announced, but Section 106 legal agreements had been completed within the last two weeks.