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Support the Poplar!

The threatened tree outside the Duke of Wellington Pub is fast becoming a rallying point for people in Shoreham who care about our town and want to see it succeed and be a great place to live going forward. Concerns are many and varied, but centre around the sheer numbers and sizes of housing development …...

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Development, Environment

Shoreham – a Town in Transition?

What if we could imagine what we would like Shoreham to be like in say, 10 years time? And then, what if we could actually make it happen? What would we need to do? And how might we go about that? Shoreham, like everywhere really, is a town in transition. Some things we like about …...

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Development, Environment

The Meads is keeping the grass natural

Adur District Council has just announced that it will support a plan to upgrade The Meads recreation ground using natural turf and significantly improved drainage. It’s a result that the residents have been campaigning for – “keep the meads grass + improve the drainage” – for over two years. It has prevailed over a competing...

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Development, Environment

“Over the wall” drainage project extended

New rainfall drainage techniques are being explored for proposed developments in Brighton Road and Shoreham Harbour to reduce the risk of local flooding. An initiative by a partnership of local councils, coastal flood bodies, the port authority, developers and environmental experts aims to reduce the overloading of sewers and underground...

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Community, Development

Online briefings provide platform for local groups

The Shoreham Society is hosting a series of online events under the title “The Shoreham Network” to give local groups a platform for informing residents what they’re up to. Without necessarily endorsing the groups or their activities, the Society believes that community awareness and engagement are positively fostered...

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Development, Transport

New objections to New Monks Farm A27 plans

New objections have been raised to road proposals for the controversial New Monks Farm development next to Shoreham Airport. As site work continues for the development of 600 homes and an IKEA store, a major re-think is being urged for the proposed new roundabout on the A27 and its link to Coombes Road. Fresh objections …...

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Development, Environment

Port project will produce hydrogen for fuel cells

A project at Shoreham Habour will create a ‘green hydrogen hub’ in the form of a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant producing hydrogen for vehicle fuel cells. A planning application is being prepared by the Port Authority for the plant to be built south of the lock gates. If approved it is expected to be operational in …...

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Community, Development

Survey shows: “We love Shoreham, but …”

Most Shoreham residents love the town and strongly feel part of the community, according to an open survey by the Shoreham Society. But some residents, particularly new ones and minorities, do not share that sense of belonging, and the Society’s committee is exploring ways to make them feel more welcome. The widely-publicised...

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Community, Development

Council’s social housing plan progressing

Adur council’s plan for providing the first new first council housing in more than 30 years is progressing, with the first project well under way in Ravens Road, Shoreham. Under the trading name Adur Homes, the council is redeveloping the run-down Cecil Norris House in Ravens Road, Shoreham, to provide 15 homes to be available...

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Community, Development

Controversial Brighton Road flats plan approved

A controversial planning application for the Kingston Wharf site in Brighton Road, Shoreham, which was deferred for design modifications, has been approved. The proposal is for 255 flats in three blocks from four to eight storeys, plus a mixed-use business centre. There were strong representations by the Shoreham Society, Adur...

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