Ford Road Project:


The Norfolk Estate (via Fitzalan Estate Ltd) and Esquire Developments Ltd have worked to develop land at Ford Road with 90 new homes (including 30% Affordable Homes), land donated to Arundel Town Council and public open space as set out in the 2019 -2031 Arundel Neighbourhood Plan.


Arundel CLT are collaborating with then developers, and our Registered Provider (RP), Aster, to deliver 20 affordable homes at social rents, the remaining 7 affordable homes will be delivered by the RP on a shared ownership scheme. All the affordable homes will be for eligible Arundel families or individuals. All these homes will be allocated in line with the ALCLT's Local Lettings Policy. See below for 'How to Register your Interest'.


The Ford Road Project Team engaged with Arundel residents and other local stakeholders in August 2020 via a virtual consultation as well as pre-booked drop in sessions at the Town Hall, the results of this are given in a report as part of the Outline Planning submission & below.


An Outline Planning Application was submitted by Savills on behalf of the Norfolk Estate in early December 2020 and approved in July 2021.

This was summarised in our August 2021 Newsletter.


Since then then the important s106 Agreement was signed and a partnership formed betweem Fitzalan Estates and Esquire Developent to take the project forward.


In June 2022 Esquire Developments consulted with the Arundel community on the latest designs and masterplan for Arundel Gate, on the Ford Road site.


On this website (and with this link) you can view and download all the exhibtion panels (NB 33MB file) including: About Esquite Developments, their approach to climate change, design developement, the proposed plans, landscape design, next steps etc.


Full details can be found then on the Arun District Council Planning Portal (link) using this reference: AB/135/20/OUT or view our Ford Road Planning page. In August 2022 the Reserved Matters Applications arising from conditions imposed by the above planning application were submitted by Esquire Developments to ADC - These can also be found on the Ford Road Planning page.


Reserved Matters were approved, with conditions in May 2023, see our May 2023 Newlsetter for more on this.

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On 1 October 2019, our Chair, Darrell Gale and Treasurer, James Stewart met with our MP, Andrew Griffith for a ‘round table’ discussion on the development of CLTs. 


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In November 2021 three of the parties to the Ford Road Development of 90 homes (Fitzalan Estates, Arundel Town Council and Arundel Community Land Trust Ltd) gathered to sign the section 106 Agreement.


The Ford Road Development s106 agreement has various sections covering amongst other things the Nomination and Allocations arrangements and Local Lettings Agreement for the 20 socially rented and 7 shared ownership homes on the site.

(click on orange text to view the Local Lettings agreement for each type of affordable home).


See our February 2022 Press Release which sets out more on these important milestones for ACLT.