Plans to build 600 homes and an IKEA superstore in Lancing have received a boost after the government confirmed it will not be reviewing the scheme.
Adur District Council's planning committee approved the proposal for New Monks Farm in October 2018 subject to it being referred to the Secretary of State for Communities.
The council has received notification from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government it would not be called in - meaning the decision to approve the application stands.
After seven months of waiting, I very much welcome this decision from the government which gives certainty to the developer while also providing a massive shot in the arm for our local economy.
This application was one of the largest ever in Adur's history promising an investment of more than £150m and the creation of hundreds of homes and jobs, along with community space, in our area.
Thirty per cent of the homes will be affordable and 108 families from Adur's housing waiting list will get the chance to move to the new development.
Plans also include the provision of a new roundabout on the A27, a country park, land for a school and a community hub.
It will also see the relocation and expansion of the Withy Patch Gypsy and Traveller site.