170m proposed development From The Argus A 28 hectare country park is planned to maintain a green gap between Lancing and Shoreham while Albion will form a management company to deal with flood risk issues on the site.
Thirty per cent of the homes will be affordable, the club is in detailed discussions with Cala Homes to deliver the housing on site. Martin Perry, director of Albion subsidiary New Monks Farm Development Ltd, said the scheme would bring huge benefits to the local economy while helping to protect kate spade handbags outlet sale the club's neighbouring 30 million training ground and pay off some of the 200 million chairman Tony Bloom kate spade outlet website had invested into the club. He added: "In addition to the significant employment generated through this development by IKEA, 600 homes for local families will be created, supported by a new primary school, a country park and replacing the Sussex Pad traffic lights with a major new roundabout on the A27 will improve the situation for commuters and open up new job opportunities on Shoreham Airport." The 35,000sqm IKEA store will include a restaurant, crche and children's play area creating 430 full and part time jobs in customer relations, sales, interior design and food services. IKEA real estate manager Tim Farlam said: "This site presents a great opportunity, given its scale, accessibility and location. "A new store here would provide people from the greater Brighton area with relevant home furnishing solutions and will create local jobs." Councillor Neil Parkin, Adur District Council leader, said kate spade memorial day sale he was pleased to see strong investment interest being shown in Lancing. He added: "We are clear that we want to attract world class developments which create homes and jobs for local people. "The proposal must fully address concerns the local community has around flooding and sustainable development at this key site through a clear and convincing business case." Brighton and Hove City Council leader, councillor Warren Morgan, welcomed the news. He said: "Brighton and Hove City Council helped IKEA review sites within the city with a view to finding a home for a new store but we were unable to find anywhere that was suitable. "We are delighted that IKEA is locating within the greater Brighton area, particularly given their kate spade outlet pink purse commitment as a real living wage employer. "The jobs and training opportunities that the new store will bring is great news for everyone living in the greater Brighton region." The statement IKEA issued last week to local media was the same issued in 2013; it had been considering Sussex for a long time but never found the right location. That is until Albion entered the fray and snapped them up. Executive director Martin Perry said: "IKEA have been looking around, they did a review of sites in Brighton and we were aware of this interest. "We approached them, they came and looked at the site, liked it and it went from there." Mr Perry said IKEA was an ideal partner because they shared a similar ethos. He said: "IKEA share our values, they are exemplar employers, they are a real living wage employer. "IKEA have very strong sustainability credentials, wherever possible they like brownfield sites and this site ticked that box because it was used for landfill." There was also a financial necessity for bringing in IKEA few retailers operate on a similar scale. Mr Perry said: "The costs of the infrastructure are massive. This development secures the airport's long term future but you have to fund it so you need a substantial development. "That's why IKEA is the perfect solution. What they provide goes towards the more than 40 million infrastructure costs." The project has been in the club's thinking since gaining permission for its 30 million training ground in 2012. "We will form a management company to deal with ongoing maintenance and protect the whole area of the development, our training ground and Manor Close.
" To accommodate new residents and thousands of IKEA shoppers, a new road system is proposed to the west of the Sussex Pad. Mr Perry said: "Highways England's aspiration is to create one junction opening up the whole development, they don't want a junction here, a junction there, a junction there. "The Sussex Pad is not in a brilliant location so we are proposing to move it down into a significant junction, a signalised roundabout the size of a football pitch.