Developers Redrow and Wates have lodged plans for the redevelopment of the 900-acre Ford Airfield.

These include 1,500 new homes, a primary school and supporting amenities on the former airfield near Arundel. Redrow and Wates will be speaking at the upcoming Housing & Built to Rent Conference.

The planning application to Arun District Council follows a series of local consultations since 2013, which has reshaped the subsequent masterplan and planning application.

As a direct result, the site was allocated as part of the Ford Neighbourhood Plan and Arun District Local Plan, representing the largest residential development ever allocated within a Neighbourhood Plan.

 A spokesperson for Redrow Southern Counties and Wates Developments said: “We are delighted to have submitted the outline planning applications following six years of community consultation and engagement with Ford Parish Council. We are not aware of any other community in the country voting in support of 1,500 new homes as part of its Neighbourhood Plan. This success illustrates what can be achieved through constructive neighbourhood planning and sets a benchmark for developing new communities of a major scale.”