Mews houses planned right next to West Worthing’s railway station

Plans have been submitted to build four mews houses next to West Worthing Railway Station.

Friday, 1st October 2021, 12:43 pm

The four proposed homes at 1 -3 South Street, Tarring would have one bedroom each and  be carbon neutral.

Energy will be provided by solar panels with a heat recovery system.

No car parking spaces are planned due to the close proximity of the railway station.

Proposed design of one of the mews houses

The private land to the side of the existing property is used to access the station’s northern platform and a Southern Rail spokesperson said they would work with the developer to keep this open.

The spokesperson for Southern said: “Our access rights to the platform are legally protected, so no work that prevented access would be allowed.

“We and Network Rail would work with the developer to ensure that access is maintained.”

The ground floor is currently used as office space, with apartments on the first floor.  This building would remain in place with the four new houses being built on unused land to the back.

Application site on land just north of West Worthing Railway Station

The owner says the homes would be built ‘in response to the local growing elderly population, the widening demand for small first time buyer

homes and the short hold tenancy rental market for young professionals and students travelling to Brighton and Chichester by train’.

They recognised that ‘car free living is a big step’ but each property would have two cycle spaces and are adjacent to the station.

All of the houses would have private courtyard spaces and roof terraces and the design would be red brick; ‘reminiscent of the railway station’.

According to the applicant, the ‘contemporary homes’ would be built to ‘the highest sustainability standards’.

Railway noise would be mitigated with ventilation – which means the windows do not have to be opened – and triple glazing.

More details can be found at the Worthing planning portal using reference: AWDM/1487/21.