Marks & Spencer foodhall plans for Rustington narrowly approved

A new Marks & Spencer foodhall and Toby Carvery pub in Rustington have been approved by the narrowest of margins.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 5:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th October 2018, 7:20 am
Plans for a new M&S foodhall (photo from Arun District Council's planning portal).
Plans for a new M&S foodhall (photo from Arun District Council's planning portal).

Back in May the hybrid planning application for land south of the A259 and east of Brook Lane was deferred by Arun district councillors so issues with access to the site could be resolved.

The access has been revised, but planning officers still objected to the plans arguing they fail to meet the sequential test for convenience retail proposals in out-of-centre locations.

However the application was approved by the council’s development control committee today (Wednesday October 3) on the chairman’s casting vote.

Plans for a new M&S foodhall (photo from Arun District Council's planning portal).

The application site is in the parish of Angmering.

More to follow.

Plans for a new M&S foodhall (photo from Arun District Council's planning portal).