Lying just over three miles to the East of Worthing is the 'village' of Lancing, a popular seaside resort in the mid-19th century, gaining favour for its secluded atmosphere. Today, while technically a village, its population size and number of shops and restuarants means it is essentially its own small town. There is a lovely shingle beach with good stretches of sand at low water.
People and property
Lancing began to be incresingly built out as a result of the development and infilling of the Sussex coast that took place after the Second World War. The village has effectively become combined with Sompting to form a continuous block of suburbanisation. Today, Lancing offers an array of well priced property ranging from large detached houses to more modern flats, however alomost 70% of residential property consists of semi detached and terraced houses. 75% of property is owner occupied and 25% is rented.
Key property data includes:
- 75% of residents own their home and 25% rent.
- The average selling price over the last 12 months was £294,000
- 91% of sales over the last 12 months were of houses and 9% were flats.
- The total value of property sold in the last 12 months was £81m
- Average rents achieved are approx £1,000.
- Almost 83% of the properties are served with ultra fast broadband (over 300 mbps) compared with regional average of 53%.
- The most predominant industry of employment is Public admin, education & health which comprises 29.1% of the working age population. During the working day, the population decreases by 19.2%.
- Approximately 71% of the working population drive to work.
- 90% of homes are located within a 200 meter walk of a bus stop or railway station.
The area has a well connected transport infrastructure, particularly for those who choose to commute by car as there is easy access to the A27, A24 and A23 roads. Indeed, 71% of the local population drive to work. The area is served by it's own train station which has direct and connecting trains to Brighton, London, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Chichester. Approximately 90% of homes are within 200 walking meters of either a bus stop or railway station.
Sompting Village Primary School, Lancing College, Sir Robert Woodward Academy, North Lancing Primary School, Sompting Abbotts Prep School.
Did you know?
- Lancing is home to Lancing College, famous for its magnificent Gothic Chapel and the largest stained-glass rose window in England.
- On its eastern side is Shoreham Airport, the world's oldest continually operated airport.
- Lancing is now home to Brighton and Hove Albion training ground.
- Lancing was visited by Oscar Wilde in the 1890s when he stayed at nearby Worthing. The working title for his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest was Lady Lancing.
- As a child, heavyweight boxer Sir Henry Cooper was evacuated from London to Lancing, along with identical twin brother George.
Things to do
Take a walk through Lancing Ring which gets its name from a ring of beeches that were planted in the late 18th century and inspired by the nearby Cissbury Ring. Then head down to the beach for lunch at the Perch cafe and restaurant.