Home market leader IKEA will discover if its South Coast store near Brighton will get the go-ahead at a keenly-anticipated planning meeting next month.


Adur District Council’s Planning Committee will meet at a revised, larger venue on July 18 to decide whether the retailer's store at Lancing will be green-lighted.

Moved to accommodate an expected increase in public attendance, IKEA's hoped-for store is part of the Monks Farm Development put forward by Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

Besides the new superstore, the plans include the construction of 600 new homes.

Following its decision to shelve plans to open near Preston, the Sussex store is one of two known UK developments in the pipeline for IKEA, the other being its new store at Greenwich.

The retailer has spent more than £300 million on British property in the past three years.

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