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CPRE applauds the decision to refuse planning permission for the 475 homes mixed development on Chatsmore Farm

CPRE Sussex, the countryside charity, congratulates Worthing Council on the decision to refuse planning permission for the 30 hectare Chatsmore Farm, west of Goring.

The Persimmons 475 homes outline application for this green site between Goring and Ferring totally contravenes the Worthing authority’s spatial policy to protect this green gap in the current and emerging local plans. This major development would have had substantial impacts on landscape views into and out of the South Downs National Park and the National Trust’s Highdown Estate. Both lie immediately north of the site.  The effects of coalescence of the two communities of Goring and Ferring would be significant.

CPRE has been working for some months with the local conservation groups in Goring and Ferring and Worthing’s Civic Society and had submitted objections to support the local community concerns for the loss of this publicly accessible space which is fundamental to the quality of life for local residents.

Read more in the press release.