Proposed IKEA – Adur & Worthing Councils

Advice to Adur & Worthing Council in respect of a proposed IKEA store. Our advice reviewed IKEA’s business model and recent development activity in the UK, and the compliance of the application with the sequential and impact tests.

The unique nature of IKEA’s trading format allowed us to test assumptions used in the application against similar applications elsewhere in the UK, whilst consultation with the applicant led to further deliberations and supporting information in respect of the flexibility element of the sequential test.