2019 LANCING BUSINESS PARK PROJECTS

LBP TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER APPLICATION SUBMITTED


Following the 2019 LBP Highways Consultation, feedback received from businesses at the LBP AGM and West Sussex Highways, LBP have now submitted an application to alter the Traffic Regulation Order that governs the highways on Lancing Business Park.

The LBP application aims to:


  • Remove access obstructions
  • Improve junction visibility and access
  • Create HGV waiting/ loading bays, restricted to one hour between 6am and 6pm
  • Create additional on-street car parking spaces on the business park

This is the first stage of a lengthy process to make changes to the highways on the business park and there is unfortunately no guarantee that the LBP application will be successful.

We are very grateful to Cllr. Ann Bridges who visited the business park to see first-hand how the highway issues on the park are hampering day to day business operations and restricting business growth. Cllr. Ann Bridges is a member of the County Local Committee who have the difficult role of prioritising Traffic Regulation Order Applications and determining which two applications are implemented in Adur each year. Cllr. Ann Bridges appreciates the huge contribution to the local economy that is made by businesses on Lancing Business Park and is keen to help address our highway issues and enable further business growth.

The LBP application will be presented at the County Local Committee meeting in October 2019 for Cllr Ann Bridges and her fellow Committee Members to consider, along side all the other applications that have been made in Adur this year. If the LBP application is successful selected by the County Local Committee, the scheme will be open to further consultation until June 2020. After which, the application will proceed through the courts with an aim of implementing the approved changes in Spring 2021.

Please click the maps below to view the proposed highway changes:

                       

                      


Please click here if you would like to email through any comments on the proposed highway changes.



2019 SIR ROBERT WOODARD ACADEMY CAREERS DAY

First thing on Monday 15th July 2019, Sir Robert Woodard Academy (SRWA) students arrived for their 2019 Careers Day on Lancing Business Park, with six prominent manufacturers and business services companies opening their doors to welcome the Year 10 students.

First stop was Fizz Creations Ltd in Commerce Way, were MD Lawrence Boon shared his vast business experience, interview and CV tips, alongside explaining the world of novelty gift design, sales and distribution. Students were treated to a full tour of the facility where they recognised popular gifts and saw first-hand the Senior Management Team in action, in the product showroom. 


The group then crossed the road to visit Adur & Worthing Council Services to hear presentations about the world of Public Service and what the Council is looking for in potential employees. Matt Marchant explained the vast range of careers within the council from Community Engagement to Planning and IT Services. Tony Patching then gave an overview of the Waste and Cleansing Services and what attributes they look for in potential employees.  Finishing with Graham who explained the diversity of his role from repairing park equipment to serving on emergency planning teams for major incidents and volunteering opportunities within the council to gain valuable work experience.

Next the group visited Parafix Engineered Adhesive Solutions where Emma Pope and Vince Booker explained how their products can be found in medical equipment, luxury car manufacture, electrical devices and many more product areas. Emma outlined how the bespoke nature of their work requires a range of engineering and packing skills, along with how the company supports qualification training and career progression from within. Shaun Packham then gave the students a tour of the factory floor, demonstrating how the machinery produces the end products.

The students then toured the park to visit Paula Rosa Manhattan where they were very impressed by the kitchen showroom and met Lee Golby. Lee explained how the company has been manufacturing kitchens on the park since the 1960s and currently produces 300-400 kitchens a week, delivering to new build construction sites across the country. Lee outline the ten skill areas within the company, from designers, buyers to compliance and shared his colleague's journey from the production floor, all the way to working for Lee, helping to ensure the safe running of the whole facility. The students were then treated to a full tour of the production line within this vast former Railway Carriage Works, from initial wood blocks to finished products.

This was followed by a quick walk to Chartwell Business Centre where students met with Melanie Main and Cara Dzekawong from RR Donnelley to hear all about their outsourcing services. Melaine explained that RR Donnelley is the silent face behind many everyday financial and service companies, opening their mail, scanning their documents, processing and prioritising workflow. Melaine described how RRD are a flexible employer who cater for both full and part-time working patterns to match with employee needs. Melaine then gave the students a tour of the non-secure areas of the business and explained some areas are restricted access due to Data Protection.

The final company visit was to a major financial services company called Equiniti in Spencer Road, who have multiple sites throughout the UK employing 3500 staff and an additional 1500 staff internationally. Gavin Lane who kindly organised the visit introduced the students to Sue Clarke, Simon Smith and Georgina Hawes. Sue and Simon gave students a rundown of the services they provide, the career opportunities within Equiniti, what they are looking for in their new employees and how you can progress within the company.

By the end of the day the students had a better understanding of the route to work, how to present themselves to maximise opportunities and the range of local careers available to them.

LBP would like to thank all the companies involved and everyone for volunteering their time to help provide this invaluable student experience. LBP have already started working with SRWA on next year's event and hope to build this event further. If your company would like to be involved please click here to email your expression of interest..



2019 LBP HIGHWAYS CONSULTATION


The 2018 LBP Business Survey highlighted numerous highway issues across the business park. LBP has been working with businesses to resolve these issues, along with additional highway issues that have been raised since the survey. LBP have now recorded 50 highway issues to date, which we have been working with partners, businesses and landlords to resolve.

LBP are pleased to confirm that 14 highway issues have been resolved so far, such as:

  • Drainage issues in Commerce Way and Blenheim Road
  • Removing abandoned vehicles and advertising vehicles from the business park
  • Relocating a business operation to avoid public danger
  • Addressing speeding issues and driving on the pavement
  • Taking action to prevent dangerous driving
  • Cleaning the road surface to avoid damage to cars

Please click here to see more details of the highway issues resolved so far.


LBP has also been working extensively on the remaining 36 highway issues, meeting with West Sussex Highways to discuss each issue and obtain advice on how to best approach these issues. As a result,  LBP have concluded that a full review of the double yellow lines across the business park is essential to solving many of the issues. 

Please click here to see details of the 36 issues we are currently working on


On the 29th May 2019 Damian Pulford - LBP Chairman met with Cllr. Ann Bridges our Local Member for the County Local Committee, along with Mandy Bridson- LBP Director and Suzy Bastable - LBP BID Manager.

The County Local Committee have the difficult role of prioritising Traffic Regulation Order Requests and determining which two requests are implemented in Adur each year. A Traffic Regulation Order is required to enable any changes to a public highway e.g. double yellow line changes.

Cllr. Bridges was given a tour of the business park to demonstrate the enormity of the park, how successful the park has become, the huge number of daily traffic movements and the highways issues the business park is currently facing. Cllr. Bridges left the meeting with a full understanding of the contribution the business park makes to the local economy and the constraints that are currently restricting business growth.

To resolve many of the highway issues on the business park it will be essential to strategically assess these issues on a whole business park basis and to consolidate solutions across the business park. It is envisaged that some double yellow lines will need to be removed and others added, along with the creation of HGV loading bays with stopping time restrictions, whilst balancing the need for on-street car parking spaces. This will be a difficult and lengthy process, but LBP are committed to finding the best solutions for the business park.

LBP would like to start the process by ensuring that all highways issues have been captured prior to any action being taken and are therefore launching our:

2019 LBP Highways Consultation. 

We are calling all LBP businesses that are currently experiencing highways issues on the business park, to please click here and review the highways issues already recorded, to see if your issue has been captured. If your highway issue has not been captured, please could you email details to suzy@lancingbusinesspark.co.uk by close of play on:

Sunday 30th June 2019

Once the 2019 LBP Highways Consultation has closed and all highway issues have been captured, LBP will consolidate the information and prepare a 2019 Double Yellow Line Review Plan, which will be displayed at the LBP AGM on Wednesday 17th July 2019.


                                                     

                                             

                      

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