A mixed-use masterplan for Land West of Bersted, a 144 hectare site on the outskirts of Bognor Regis, has been submitted for planning. Designed by Scott Brownrigg for Church Commissioners for England and Landlink Estates, the masterplan provides 2,200 high quality new homes, employment space and social infrastructure within a vibrant, well connected, health and wellbeing-led environment.
Scott Brownrigg’s approach to placemaking reinterprets past land uses into a future vision. A respect for local parish, natural, and historic characteristics underpins the narrative for a distinctive landscape-led place with identity.
The illustrative masterplan envisages two distinctive character areas with creative street patterns providing a contextual response to varied surroundings, and a diversity of residential settings to cater for different living needs and preferences. Each served by a local centre, the northern character reflects the natural grid-like structure formed by existing rifes and historic field boundaries, while the southern character is influenced by former WW2 airstrips that once occupied the site.
Rural Neighbourhood Areas located on the north and western edges of the site are of lower density to provide a smooth transition to open farmland beyond. Ancient woodland removed 80 years ago is reinterpreted into two landscaped public parks; creating an informal woodland and relaxed park setting.