Progress being made on Shoreham future homes consultation
Released: Tuesday, 23 August 2022
The review of developments at Shoreham's Western Harbour Arm is progressing at pace.
Planning officers are looking at projects that have been given planning permission as well as those already completed for a report on the ongoing need for infrastructure investment in the area.
The analysis will consider the number of new homes that are set to be built, along with how much open space and car parking will be provided. It will also examine the likely impact of the additional properties on local schools.
The review was requested by Cllr Steve Neocleous, Adur District Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, after he took on the role in May.
Cllr Neocleous said:
“We need to build extra homes in Adur so it's vital that we develop brownfield sites like the Western Harbour Arm before we look to our green areas.
“But at the same time, we have to make sure that developments are right for the area. We want to ensure that we are creating places that contribute positively to local quality of life. The review will help us decide if that is the case, or if projects proposed in the future could put too great a burden on our roads, schools and community facilities.”
Cllr Neocleous said he recognised that it was often the pace and cumulative effect of these developments that caused concern and he was looking to work with developers to increase the quality and quantity of their own consultations with local residents to help assuage some fears and listen to feedback.
Discussions have already taken place with local residents groups and further meetings are set to take place. Cllr Neocleous has also pledged to share the outcomes of the analysis with as many local campaign groups as possible before the findings are used as part of the development of the next Adur Local Plan, which sets out the long-term planning priorities for the district.
Photos: Shoreham's Western Harbour Arm and River Adur
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