Development, Town Centre

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St Mary’s View Development

This is a guest post by Alex Legendre about her project to renovate and restore Chantry House on East Street and some surrounding buildings. I am a local, originally born in Hove. We moved to Shoreham 11 years ago, where myself and my husband set up Ginger and Dobbs, a shop and little cafe in …...

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Good or Bad Conservation
– in a Conservation Area?

With the ‘urgent’ need for housing, Shoreham-by-Sea has become a building site. The developments on the Western Harbour Arm and the riverside make themselves known by their size and they surround the historic town centre. Within the town there are two new prospective developments in the conservation area itself: a redevelopment of...

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Regeneration, Planning and the Future of our Places

For some years now the Shoreham Society has argued for a more holistic view of the wider impact of development and growth when individual large-scale planning applications are considered by Adur District Council. All too often it has seemed that we can only react to each new proposal in terms of narrow planning regulations or …...

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Development, Environment

Retrofit and Your Home

Is the cost- of-living crisis making you yearn for lower bills, but struggling to choose what to do? Perhaps you are thinking of extending or remodelling and want to understand why having a whole house plan can help avoid unintended consequences? Or are you wondering if your home is one of Britains’ “leakiest homes”, and …...

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Development, Town Centre

Sussex Yacht Club Award

With the Sussex Regatta in full swing, representatives from the Shoreham Society headed over to the Sussex Yacht Club to present the club and architects, ECD (Energy Conscious Design), with an award for the progressive and sympathetic design of their new clubhouse. Jason Sutherland-Rowe spoke on behalf of the Society, praising the club...

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What’s the Future for
the Cement Works?

The old Shoreham cement works and quarry along the Steyning Road have been disused for over 30 years. Various ideas, plans and projects have been mooted for this huge eyesore of a site including an ‘Eden Project’, a holiday village, dry ski slope and even a dinosaur park. Back in 2003, a planning application for …...

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Development, Environment

Rampion 2: Essential
or Spoiling the View?

Living in Shoreham, we have quickly become used to seeing Rampion 1 and even judging what the weather will be from what we can or cannot see of it. Many of us admire the symmetry and silence of this offshore energy generation, and are pleased to see that nature has recovered so well where the …...

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Development

Meeting the Council

The Shoreham Society regularly meets with other groups and organisations to better understand their priorities, exchange ideas and views, and look for common areas of collaboration and support. This includes meeting with Adur & Worthing Council, however, these meetings are different for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the Shoreham...

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The Mannings
Meet the Developer

On Friday 22nd April, the Shoreham Society is pleased to welcome Ian Pattinson, Senior Regeneration Manager from Southern Housing Group to a Visions of Shoreham evening to discuss the new Mannings development alongside AHR architects. Who are Southern Housing Group? Southern Housing Group are one of England’s largest housing...

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Community, Development

We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us

When developers publish plans we tend to focus on aspects like the number of storeys, materials used, affordability, energy efficiency ­– which are all important, but do we take enough time to consider the effect of these buildings on the people who will live or work in them? The developers of residential units are building homes...

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