Plans to build up to 480 new homes on the Bognor Golf Club were revealed yesterday (November 29) as a public consultation was first launched.

The golf club is expected to be transformed into a new neighborhood offering ‘new, high quality’ and ‘affordable’ housing, with opportunities to reuse existing golf club buildings for community use and to open up previously inaccessible areas. land for recreation.

The new neighborhood will be called “Lidsey Green” and organizers hope to address residents’ concerns about the loss of communal green space and the environmental impact of the development by planting 2.26 hectares of new woodland.

Lidsey Green projects

It will also include 27.3 hectares of “new accessible parks, comprising woodland, grassland and wetland habitats, a children’s play area and a community culture space”.

30% of the houses built on the development have been allocated to affordable housing and the new site will be accessible via Golf Links Road. This will require a change in priority to form a new road junction at the site, the developers said. As a result, the land crossing the northern part of the golf course will be saved for the delivery of a new link road between the A259 and the LEC aerodrome site.

“Our vision for Lidsey Green is to create development that generates positive growth for Felpham and Bognor through the provision of high quality housing, interwoven with social and environmental infrastructure that promotes inclusion, biodiversity and well-being. . ”

Plans for the new golf club, which is expected to be built on a 180-acre site south of Grevatt’s Lane, nearly two miles east of the current site.

The masterplan of the new golf course

The design documents promise an 18-hole, par 72 course, a new 9-hole course, and greens that meet United States Golf Association specifications for greens. A new, more modern clubhouse, larger and more varied parking and putting greens have also been promised in the plans.

Hallam Land Management, the developer behind the plans, aims to submit by the end of the year an urban planning application for the redevelopment of the existing golf course. A full planning request for the development of the new course is expected to follow shortly thereafter, in January of next year. Both applications are subject to a formal public consultation, which opened yesterday (November 29) and will run until Monday December 6.

To comment on the plans, raise objections or make a suggestion, send an email to this address: [email protected]