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Detailed work on linear park starts

DETAILED survey work is being lined up to bring proposals for a park in Bognor Regis to fruition.


Arun District Council is moving forward with its Hothamton linear park plans to begin preparing final designs and parking numbers.


Work is being undertaken after councillors approved the initial designs earlier this month, as reported.


A council spokeswoman said: “The concept proposals can now progress to the next stage of the process which includes all necessary discussions with statutory bodies and other relevant organisations, including adjoining owners, fire and safety, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents with regards to children’s play, and design related to adjacent parking and car movements.


“Detailed survey work will also be undertaken to inform the final designs and parking numbers.


“This work will be done in conjunction with the council and the forthcoming planning application will be subject to further public consultation.”


The linear park will include high-quality play and leisure features, including water play with fountains, alongside a trim trail for adults and a lot of seating.


Arun’s leader, Cllr Gillian Brown, said:” By delivering the park ourselves, we can ensure that the finished result meets the high quality specification we are seeking, and this will increase the value of the land for the residential parts of the site.


“We look forward to being able to market the residential parts of the site and, ultimately, deliver essential new homes for students or local workers as well as new apartments – with the best view in town.”


The linear park will be created on the Hothamton car park and sunken garden between Queensway and West Street.

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