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3) but in 1978 the earliest surviving houses there were of the early 19th century: a small group on the east side and one larger house in Upper High Street. 5) There seems also to have been scattered settlement further west, for the modern Victoria inn in Montague Street is perhaps 17th-century in origin. 6) The building of lodging-houses at Worthing is recorded in the 1790s (fn. Bath Buildings, later Bath Place, was also mentioned in 1811. 27) North of Montague Street, Chapel Street, later Portland Road, named after the Independent chapel at its southern end, was in existence by 1806, (fn. 37) East of the Steyne York Terrace, later Warne's Hotel, and Warwick Place, north of Brighton Road, had been built by 1826, and Alfred Place was built between 18. 38) A little further east Beach House was built in 1820, with grounds stretching down to the sea (fn.
Some buildings possibly of the 18th century survived in 1978 at the east end of Warwick Street. 28) and four years later contained tradesmen's premises and second-class lodging-houses. 32) Apart from the area around Warwick Street, which was quite densely developed by 1812, much of the early development of the town was small-scale and scattered because of the fragmented ownership of land. 33) Later economic difficulties caused gaps between buildings and streets to be filled only slowly, giving a patchwork architectural effect to that part of the town. 34) Worthing nevertheless continued to grow after 1812. 35) New houses and terraces were built south of Montague Street; by 1826 the built-up area there had reached West Buildings, and by 1843 it had almost arrived at the Heene-Broadwater boundary. 36) Some streets in that area, for instance Surrey and West streets, seem to have been built for lower-class occupation, and much of the area had become a poor quarter by . 39) which later formed a barrier to the town's eastward development. 42) while on the other side of Chapel Road Union Place was laid out by 1826 to link the chapel to High Street. 43) In the same area were Worthing's two grandest contemporary building developments.
At Teville Gate, build costs are listed in the viability report at £93million, while not including affordable housing the expected value of homes could reach just over £69million.
The value of the housing is significantly higher than the commercial side – which includes a potential Aldi supermarket, Pure Gym, Premier Inn hotel and other unnamed tenants – which is valued at £26.07million.
He wrote: “Should grant funding not be available, my analysis indicates that my client would be faced with an £9.49million deficit – which is essentially an amount of ‘normally’ available profit which is being eroded.
“This level of deficit would be too onerous for my client and would therefore place serious doubt over the scheme proceeding at all.”The grant sought amounts to £7.8million, but the higher overall ‘deficit’ relates to an increase in finance costs should the funding not be secured. The viability report did not indicate what would happen if a grant is not secured, except to warn the project may not happen.
He said he would ‘usually recommend’ that developer contributions or affordable housing levels should be reduced until a development was considered ‘viable’. PREVIOUS VIABILITY CASESIn January, 2017, plans for the former Bunce’s hardware store, opposite Teville Gate in Chapel Road, were approved after councillors were warned redevelopment would not be viable with affordable housing.
Guidelines suggested contributions of about £750,000 for affordable housing would have been due. The case saw planning officer Gary Peck state: “I think the happy days where we could write a policy and have a realistic expectation it will be adhered to in all circumstances have sadly gone.” An overhaul of the Kingsway Hotel, on Worthing seafront, a year later also encountered viability issues.
Around £235,000 was initially anticipated to build affordable housing, however a minimum payment of £100,000 was later agreed, giving the developer an estimated 13.92 per cent profit margin.
If we can continue to invest locally through developments such as these, we will be able to go on helping to keep Sompting's natural environment and rural economy in good heart - perhaps even for another 250 years.
Pages 97-103A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1, Bramber Rape (Southern Part). During the early 19th century it was the principal house in Worthing, being let during the season to various distinguished visitors. 10) The building, which was demolished in 1896, was of flint with yellow brick dressings, facing south. 13) and presumably fully meeting the need for extra accommodation expressed in 18. 14) Early development was around the modern Warwick, South, and Montague streets. 19) twenty-three lodging-houses being built on its west side. 20) Some way to the east of the Steyne, and separated from it by open land, Warwick Buildings, later the east side of Warwick Road, were also in existence by 1811, (fn.