PLANNERS will meet to decide the fate of a gigantic new Ikea store and hundreds of houses.

The Swedish retailer would move into the £170 million New Monks Farm development in Lancing.

In July, Adur District Council’s planning committee was split and there was a stalemate about whether the plan would be approved.

The proposals include 600 new houses on the site, which is a subsidiary of Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

Since the plans were originally submitted, there has been a vocal campaign, backed by more than 1,000 people who are opposed to it.

But now councillors will meet once again to decide whether to give the green light to the plans.

They will also vote on plans for 2,500 square metres of commercial space at Shoreham Airport.

There were concerns about the store’s appearance, and access to Coombes Road and Lancing College.

Developers would have to pay for a new roundabout on the A27, a country park, land for a school, and for a community hub.

It would also see the relocation and expansion of the Withy Patch Gypsy and Traveller site.

The next meeting will take place at Sir Robert Woodward Academy Sports Hall in Lancing on Wednesday, October 3.

The council said: “We are fully aware of the public interest in this major application which is why we are continuing to use a location close to the site and as big a venue as possible for this decision to take place.”