Titnore’s Blog

Planning Meeting postponed till March!
January 15, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Postponed. Yes the meeting due to take place 28 January at which the Worthing planning committee were expected to rubber stamp the outrageous Titnore Greenfield development, has been put back to some time in March. So please put the word around not to turn up.

However we have not won yet! If you have not done it so far, please write to:
The leader, Worthing Borough Council, Cllr Paul Yallop (paul.yallop@worthing.gov.uk) and object to the ‘West Durrington Development that will be built on a Greenfield site – Durrington’s Green Belt’ or words to that effect. Please also ask him to have a local referendum on this very controversial development.

We may have won a postponement but the battle is defiantly not over.

Now is the time we need to start pulling together all our resistance to the development and coming up with new tactics to oppose it. We need everyone who thinks they have something to contribute to get together and over the next couple of months build up our opposition to the planning permission.

Come to the woods its good for you!


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Here’s the response I got to my email to Cllr Paul Yallop:

Thank you for your email.

Our Planning Committee is Quasi Judicial. Elected councilors are not permitted to pre-determine their votes prior to the committee meeting. I have obtained legal opinion which is as follows:

“The way in which planning applications are determined is governed by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 which provides that each application should be made to the local Planning Authority which in this case is Worthing Borough Council.”

“The Law requires that each planning application is considered on its own individual merits and also sets out the basis upon which each planning application must be determined. In particular, the Council is under a legal obligation to have regard to the provisions of the development plan, so far as they are material to the application and other material considerations.”

“Seeking to determine a planning application by any other means would therefore be unlawful.”

I understand this is a controversial application and more time has now been allowed to ensure all interested parties have ample opportunity to submit their representations. If you wish to submit any further representations please write to James Appleton, Executive Head of Planning Regeneration and Wellbeing, Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LF by the 26th February 2010 (deadline extended), or email planning@worthing.gov.uk.

Kind Regards

Cllr Paul Yallop

Leader – Worthing Borough Council

Comment by S. Greenwood

I live in Hobart close and for the very first time in my life I live in an area that is peaceful. It is a joy to look out and see green fields as opposed to a housing estate. I object to the plans for more houses up here because of all the problems it will cause (disruption etc.) the loss of any wildlife and hedgerows, the devaluing of property in an already declined market and the very real possibility of a higher crime rate. Please remember the murder in Shelby Road approx. 2 years ago.

Comment by j d tracey

Well done with your win at the woods!
Could anyone who feels they would like to save some woodland in Telford from UK Coals opencast mine that begins in less than 6 weeks, contact us on 07989243057 please?
The site is taken – and under occupation by a few brave souls, teepee/benders dry, and standing, water available, and plenty of firewood as they chopped down hundreds of mature trees on the sly last week.
Without experienced or committed people,the great effort to take the site and hold it over the last 10 days will have been in vain – your help is really needed on this one.
Thank you,

Comment by Pat Judson

As a Worthing resident born and bred I congratulate the campaign organisers.
I have emailed Tim Loughton my MP and asked for his views,and have requested a friend to email her MP Bottomley and cllr Waight just to get their views on record.At some future date these views may be required should it go to appeal.

Comment by Martyn Booker

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