Worthing Homes drives regeneration

Worthing Homes is working with Barratt Homes and other key partners to drive a significant regeneration project in West Sussex, with a bid to provide new homes in the Felpham area.

Backed by Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and the Sappling Housing Partnership, the scheme will initially provide 139 affordable rented homes as part of the new housing development. Worthing Homes is especially pleased that around two-thirds of the proposed homes are large family houses, as providing affordable accommodation for families remains a particular goal. These homes form part of larger development to provide 1,350 new homes and the provision of the new North Bersted Relief Road.

Worthing Homes and its partner organisations are making the bid under the Housing and Communities Agency’s (HCA) Kickstart Housing Delivery programme. The programme, which was announced in the Budget of April this year, sets aside a £400m package to kickstart stalled housing and regeneration sites. Applicants for Kickstart funding need to show that construction can start by March 2010.

Barratt Homes’ expression of interest was co-ordinated by Sappling, a leading regional consortium of registered providers building homes in the South East.

The Felpham site has planning permission for a relief road, a community hall, shops, sports pitches and other public open space, cycle paths, footpaths, public transport and a school.