A HOTEL, 378 flats, supermarket, gym and restaurant are earmarked for a derelict site.

The patch of land is near Worthing railway station.

A planning application has been submitted to the borough council for the prime site in Railway Approach.

It is known locally as Teville Gate but has been renamed Station Square.

The site has been in the hands of Mosaique Global Investments Ltd since 2015.

Worthing Borough Council claims a lack of development since then has been a source of frustration for the people of the town, with expected planning application dates coming and going.

But Aized Sheikh, chief executive of Mosaique, has described the planning submission as “a momentous occasion”.

He said: “We have invested significant time, energy and capital in getting our plans absolutely right and I am very pleased to put our application into the hands of the council.

“Our commitment to Worthing and the vision of high-quality modern affordable living has never wavered.

“This is a development which will stand the test of time and positively contribute to the town’s growth and prosperity.”

An application has also been received to demolish Teville Gate House.

Some 31 per cent of the flats are expected to be classed as affordable with 35 available for social rent and 81 for shared ownership.

There will also be 307 parking spaces and 352 cycle parking spaces.

After public feedback, the design of the site has changed.

There is now a wider pedestrian street from the railway station to the town centre.

The design of the homes has been simplified and a single-storey link building has been provided between two of the residential blocks.

The council is preparing a six-week public consultation about the plans.

Councillor Daniel Humphreys, leader of Worthing Borough Council, said: “The people of Worthing have been waiting a long time for firm plans to come forward for Teville Gate.

“It is one of the town’s most prominent sites, which is why we want to see good-quality homes and jobs created there, in addition to ensuring that a much better link is provided between the town centre and the station.

“The formal submission of these plans is another step towards the regeneration of this brownfield site and I look forward to looking at the plans in more detail.”

Councillor Kevin Jenkins, executive member for regeneration, said: “Given the prominent location and size of this redevelopment, interest in the plans for Station Square is set to be high across the town.

“I urge residents and businesses to look at the plans and provide their comments so that the planning committee can take these into consideration when making a decision.”

Plans have been afoot for more than a decade to redevelop the site.

Mosaic G I Limited is the landowner and is engaged in a number of projects of historic and cultural importance in the South East.