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Monday, 15 October 2012 12:00

Update: Chichester North

Written by Alan Smith

Lavant Strategic Gap

Application to build 92 houses on greenfield site is threatening the Strategic Gap between South Downs villages of Lavant & Chichester.

St Cuthman's School / Durand Academy

Plans to increase use of the old school site in Woolbeding from a hundred to approximately a six hundred and fifty pupil school. Fears that a commendable idea has been inadequately thought through by all concerned including the Government, and that the choice of an inappropriate site has been made when other more suitable sites are available for evaluation.

Boxgrove Quarry

Council Meetings attended in support of objections to delivery & processing of 980,000 tons of waste over 5 years, with impact upon a rural village, narrow lanes used by walkers, and views from SDNP. Syngenta. Ongoing.

Sparkes Farm (Ebernoe Common)

Concern re impact of proposed equestrian centre visually and upon public walkways in an unspoiled rural area on land to south of Lake House. On hold. Weavers Down (Milland Parish). New golf course proposed, with associated destructive ecological impact.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:49

Update: Brighton & Hove

Written by Stuart Derwent

Brighton & Hove City Plan

The City’s vision for development and growth up to 2030 it includes long expected development plans for Toads Hole Valley, one of the last large areas of green space on the north west city edge, bounded by housing and the A27.

We have challenged the proposed density.

Rampion Wind Farm

Response to the Environmental Impact Assessment submitted asking for greater attention to the effect on both land and seascapes.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:40

Update: Arun

Written by Peter Carder

Arun District Draft Local Plan

As previously predicted, Arun DC unveiled in July for public consultation its draft new Local Plan, setting out NPPF-compliant planning policies for Arun District over the next sixteen years.

Although the draft claims to protect “our much valued landscape including the coastal plains...and the land between existing settlements” (para. 1.3), it concedes that Arun is legally bound to plan for the housing targets in the still-unrevoked South East Plan and therefore takes into account both ADC's “preferred” target of an average 400 new units a year and the SEP average of 565 a year.

In order to satisfy the higher SEP target, the draft therefore identifies the three villages of Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate “with their local services and the vastness of undesignated space between them” (para. 4.9) as an area that is a “particularly sustainable location” for additional housing growth - and consequently a “strategic allocation” of 1700 or more new homes (Policy SP8).

Subject to improvements to the A259, Angmering is also named as a “strategic growth location” for up to 1030 new homes, while other parishes in the District are expected to accommodate at least 1120 new units - though rather surpisingly almost none are allocated to the parishes covered by the abortive Ford eco-town (Policy SP8). Since further consultation on the draft Plan is promised over the winter, it remains to be seen whether these allocations are final.

Monday, 15 October 2012 09:24

Update: Adur & Worthing

Written by Georgia Wrighton

Meeting

Coming soon: Informal meeting to discuss building the district team up. We need new recruits and active volunteers in our district to keep a close eye on the many part approved and planned large developments in our immediate area. Watch this space!

Adur Local Plan

The proposed Plan includes threats to open country and fields on the edges of many of our villages and towns.

17 August 2012

CPRE Sussex is delighted that, after a lengthy enquiry, permission to construct 50 acres of glasshouses at Easton Farm on the Manhood Peninsula has been refused.

July 25 2012

Following the intervention of the CPRE Mid-Sussex district, inappropriate and unsightly advertising has been removed from the side of the A264 at Crawley Down.

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