COUNTY NEWS: Decision on first Sussex IKEA to be made

An artist's impression of how the new IKEA in Lancing could look SUS-170130-152954001
An artist's impression of how the new IKEA in Lancing could look SUS-170130-152954001

Sussex residents will find out tomorrow whether the first IKEA store in Sussex will be granted planning permission.

Nearly 18 months have passed since the flat pack furniture giant announced its intention to open in the county – but tomorrow councillors will finally determine plans.

If approved, the Swedish firm would be clear to open its first Sussex outfit in Lancing, between Worthing and Shoreham.

Adur District Council’s planning committee will meet at 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18). Log on to our website for a live blog as the meeting begins.

Plans have been submitted by New Monks Farm Development Limited, a subsidiary of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

Read about everything you need to know about the plans here, including more details about the wider development plans, when IKEA could open and what the expert bodies have to say about the application.

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