New plans for the Adur Civic Centre

Posted on 01 February 2022

Hyde has revised its plans for its development on the former Civic Centre site in Shoreham and has submitted the plans for approval.

The new plans will see Hyde reduce the storey height from 11 floors to nine floors and reduce the number of homes from 170, to 159. All of the homes will be affordable, thanks to the funding Hyde receives from Homes England.

On the revised plans, commercial space has also been reduced to allow for an increase in parking provision. Extensive landscaping and the planting of 25 semi mature trees are still a key feature of the proposal.

Andy Hunt, Associate Director Land and Planning at the Hyde Group said: “We spent a long time, together with Adur District Council, looking at how we could keep the poplar tree on site. However, there is a great need for affordable homes in the local area.

“There are many people currently on the council’s housing waiting list, who need a home of their own. So, we made the decision to remove the tree to provide the homes that are so desperately needed for the local community.”

The revised plans are available on the council’s planning portal and the public will have the opportunity to provide their feedback. 

The date for the planning committee to meet and make a decision will be announced soon.