WEST Sussex is set to boom with four new projects in the pipeline.

Extra jobs and homes will be created through the investments in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester and Bognor.

The projects are:

Lady Bee Enterprise Centre in Shoreham

New Monks Farm in Lancing

Salt Box and Oldlands Farm, both in Bognor.

Caroline Wood, director of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, said: “It’s an exciting time for the area, with great new opportunities for businesses and a good number of new homes.

“There are some large development opportunities coming forward along the coast.”

As part of the Shoreham Port Masterplan, £3 million has been allocated for the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre.

The centre will provide 14 units of commercial space and will comprise three blocks of modern business space, extending to a maximum of 18,000 square feet

Tim Hague, director of property and development at Shoreham Port, said: “We are delighted to report that we are now more than halfway through the construction of the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre.

“There is a chronic shortage of commercial space in this area.

“The new units will generate significant employment numbers, adding to the 1,600 already employed within the port.

“They are part of a wider improvement plan for this area, which will result in an enhanced atmosphere with a greater draw for the local community.”

In Lancing, the New Monks Farm Development will provide 600 new homes and a new Ikea store.

This application is a controversial one but the Coastal West Sussex Partnerships said the jobs are much needed.

Brighton and Hove Albion is behind the application and executive director Martin Perry said: “This is all about 875 new jobs, 600 extra homes and, at the same time, safeguarding the future of Shoreham Airport.”

Opponents continue to fight the plan.

Meanwhile, Enterprise Bognor Regis is a 70-hectare commercial and employment development opportunity on the northern edge of the town.

Landlink Estates, the developer of Salt Box in Shripney Road is awaiting approval of plans that include a mix of commercial and retail development.

Tenants destined for the site are Warburtons, Richmond Motor Group, Aldi and Starbucks.

Plans for another site within the Enterprise Bognor Regis have recently been put before the public.

Oldlands Farm is 23.8 hectares and would bring forward further commercial and retail space.