Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club have submitted a planning application for their IKEA development at New Monks Farm just under 6 miles from Brighton.
As well as 32,000 square metre IKEA store the plans include 600 homes [30%], a 28 hectare country park, a traveller park, a primary school and two grass pitches for the club’s training ground.
The store is expected to open in 2019 creating 430 jobs.
To cope with the expected increase in traffic, a£40 million road improvement scheme will include the removal of the traffic lights on the A27 at the Sussex Pad and a new roundabout.
It is estimated it will bring £11.5 million of economic benefits to the region with a £2.8 million boost to public coffers through council tax, business rates and new home bonus.
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