Objection Letter

 
To Planning Department, Worthing Borough Council,
Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1LF

Objection: WB/04/00040/OUT – West Durrington Development
(closing date 27 Feb 2004

1. We object that the principle entrance to the estate is now from
Titnore Lane. This has required a new roundabout, tall street lights,
significant widening of Titnore Lane, and the loss of trees protected by
Tree Preservation Orders. The rural character of Titnore Lane will be almost
entirely destroyed. The Inspector recommended that there should be a minimal
linkage between the area round South Lodge Rue (previously named as Mitchells Furzefild) and the rest of the development, which implies that there should only be a footpath.

2.. Access from Titnore Lane has also resulted in a major road, cutting
across South Lodge Rue woodland, which is an SNCI. The Worthing Local Plan states
that the development should be subject to the retention of significant
ecological and landscape features within the site, including important
wildlife corridors.

3.. This road also impacts the area of wetland just east of Furzefield.
This is also contrary to the local planning policy.

4.. And we object to the housing on either side of the Furzefield and the
access road, as this impacts the green corridor of Goring Gap that we are
eager to protect between the downs and the sea. We note also that this area
is very wet and has potential drainage problems.

5.. We remain opposed to the extent of the whole scheme on the grounds
that the environment is not suitable for the influx of the final proposal
for 1200 houses, with the resulting numbers of people, cars, the increase in
traffic,
and the proposed traffic lights at theA259 roundabout. We are also concerned
about the impact on schools, medical services, policing, shopping; and
generally the provision of services to the new houses. . We are concerned
about the surface water drainage, and possible flooding downstream from the
development.

6.. We are still not satisfied with the plans to protect the integrity and
maintenance of Grade I listed Castle Goring and its parkland, and how this
shall be funded

 

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