What’s it all about? – Location
The unique nature of the location of the South Down Project is a major part of its attraction, it being considered the only site of its size in such an area of out- standing natural beauty anywhere in the UK with such access to pre-existing road, rail, sea and air communications.
The location is almost directly 58 miles South of London, with good road and rail connections already in place from the capital. Alongside the already existing good connections, there is also the potential for innovative transport solutions to create even stronger links to the capital and to London’s Gatwick Airport. There is also access from the site to air travel from the adjacent Brighton City Airport, from which charter flights already service a range of European destinations, with plans already in place to increase routes.
Road access to and from the west is via the A27, which becomes motorway soon after Chichester, some 20 miles away. Access to and from the east is again via the A27, in this case the road is dual carriageway for 20 miles to the east of the site.
Depending on the size and nature of the final development, there will inevitably need to be improvements to the communication infrastructure. In many cases, these improvements have been pending for decades, with the planning of a major road development in the form of a South Coast cross-way devised to open a connection between the West Country and Dover, which is still to be completed.
The proximity to all major communication systems, along with the ease of access to the capital, as well as European and International connections, means the site could be ideal for the development of premium residencies.