AREA Supporters’ Newsletter, August 31, 2019

Dear Supporters,

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who have responded so generously to our fundraising plea and who have written such supportive comments.

If you still wish to donate then you may send a cheque payable to Adur Residents Environmental Action and posted to 20 Ship St. ( address and email on the back for acknowledgment). Or you may use bank transfer (BACs): Nat West Bank sort Code 60 19 17 and Account Number 27150415. Reference ; Sender’s name and email address.

AIR MONITORS – We are fortunate to have a supporter who will get them up and running.  We will use one of the portable monitors on the High St in Shoreham to see how the readings compare with those from the council monitor. We plan to use the monitors in a variety of locations to give an overall picture of particulate levels in Adur, so this is just the beginning.

FOCUS on the old Civic Centre car park. This building is now occupied but, more to the point, the car park was full on the days I observed, with double parking and, undoubtedly, overflowing onto the streets. When approval was granted it was with the supposition that employees would arrive by public transport, bike or foot so there was no need for extensive parking.  So now, with 200 employees it is at/over capacity. BUT, they plan to employ another 200 people!  WHERE WILL THEY PARK?

REMEMBER! In the vicinity there are a proposed 1058 flats/houses with only 810 parking places.  Parking in Shoreham is already at breaking point!

PLANNING APPLICATION for 52 homes for the Gateway site, the grazing land on Steyning Road, southwest of the flyover. This application AWDM/1614/16 will be discussed at the Sept. 9 planning meeting. It was previously excluded from the Local Plan, is adjacent to the St. Nicholas conservation area, and has 2 areas of flood risk. Traffic emerging onto the Steyning Rd will create further hold ups and another strain on the A27 and Ropetackle roundabout. .Send letters of objection ASAP.

LETTERS WRITTEN – Secretaries of State for: Transport, Environment, Communities; IKEA’s new UK boss – NO REPLIES.  We have also sent off a Freedom of Information request to find out the reasons the then Secretary of State did not “call in” New Monks Farm. Awaiting a reply.

IKEA –The s106 agreements to supply additional finances for infrastructure for such things as the police and education have still not been agreed. Land was provided for a primary school but no money to build it! The Withy Patch travellers community has still not been officially consulted and there are ongoing discussions about the ownership of a strip of land by Withy Patch. The more delays the better. One of the reasons IKEA withdrew from the Lancashire proposal was delays. We STILL live in hope.

Adur Arbor www. – See the flyer. Here is  How to go about it.

AREA OPEN MEETING – November 8th, Friday, 7pm. onwards at the CO-OP COMMUNITY SPACE ( beside the newsagents) Ham Rd.  We would like to hear your ideas and answer your questions. We hope to be able to show you a working particulate monitor. Please put the date in your diary. Tea, coffee, biscuits, cake. A feast!


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