Property development firm Hanbury Properties has secured outline planning approval from Chichester District Council in the UK for Shopwyke Lakes, a residential-led mixed-use scheme designed by John Thompson & Partners (JTP).
The mixed-use scheme is proposed for a previously developed site to the east of Chichester city centre, adjacent to the A27.
Designed around three lakes connected in a parkland setting, the masterplan will feature 500 new residential homes, comprising a range of housing types and tenures.
Plans also include a new neighbourhood centre with local retail, a creche and cafe, an enterprise hub for local business start-ups, and recreation facilities including two football pitches and a cricket oval.
The masterplan will feature improved connectivity and transportation networks with new footways, cycle ways, and two pedestrian and cycle bridges.
The new neighbourhood at Shopwyke Lakes will be a new gateway into Chichester that will allow the council to meet its five year housing land supply requirement.
Sustainable features of the project include drainage systems, natural landscapes and green space.
JTP has worked with Studio Engelback and environmental designers to design the master plan for the project
The site is linked to the local area via two pedestrian and cycle bridges over the A27 to the north and west and there are three main access points to the site, two on the A27 and one on Shopwyke Road.
Planning consultancy Luken Beck has submitted the planning application to the council on behalf of Hanbury Properties.
Image: The project is proposed for a previously developed site to the east of Chichester city centre. Photo: Courtesy of John Thompson & Partners.