Environment, Town Centre

Society steps up trees initiative

he Shoreham Society is stepping up its campaign to make the town greener and more attractive.”Adur Arbor” is an extension of an idea from Rosslyn Road residents who planted nine new young trees in their road. The Shoreham Society thinks this could also be done in other parts of the town and district, and is …...

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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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Development, Environment

Council rubber-stamps IKEA and 600 homes

Adur Council’s controversial decision to allow an IKEA store and 600 homes in the New Monks Farm area on the western edge of Shoreham Airport has been rubber-stamped following completion of planning formalities, and work is under way preparing the site. The proposals drew widespread opposition including from the Campaign to Protect...

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Development, Environment

Flooding fears cited in campaign against new town

A proposed new town of up to 10,000 homes in mid-Sussex could cause flooding problems for the Shoreham area, say campaigners. The siting of such huge housing development in the countryside near Henfield is being fiercely opposed by residents of that area, but their campaign is being supported by many Shoreham residents who fear that...

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Development, Town Centre

Plans approved for Mannings redevelopment

Proposals for redeveloping The Mannings on the corner of Ham Road and Surry Street have been approved. Designs were shown at a public exhibition, and Adur Council has granted planning consent. The owners, Southern Housing Group (SHG), will demolish the existing four-storey social housing block and replace it with a new one of up to...

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Development, Town Centre

Pond Road prospects revived with new study

Long-awaited redevelopment of the Pond Road area in Shoreham may have moved a step closer, with a new feasibility study under way and potential funding earmarked. The Shoreham Society has monitored discussions – or lack of them – ever since Adur Council issued a brief more than 10 years ago for the redevelopment of this...

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Town Centre, Transport

Alarm grows over traffic and pollution

Deepening concerns are being voiced over relentless local increases in traffic congestion and its resultant air pollution. A local environmental group supported by the Shoreham Society is calling for urgent action and planning strategies to improve Shoreham’s air quality. With pollution soaring from increased traffic as more local...

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Community, Development

Affordable housing minimum urged

The Shoreham Society has called on Adur council to insist that new residential developments must have a minimum of 30 per cent affordable housing – and up to 40 per cent for large developments. The society says council planners should adopt a robust policy on housing, not letting developers cut back on the 30/40 per …...

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Town Centre, Transport

Tighter parking controls urged

Adur Council and the police are being urged to clamp down on illegal, obstructive and inconsiderate parking in the town. The Shoreham Society is calling on the authorities to take a firmer line on bad parking after receiving increasing complaints from members about selfish and illegal road behaviour. Unauthorised parking in disabled...

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