AREA Supporters’ Newsletter January 10, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR – WHO KNOWS WHAT SURPRISES THIS YEAR WILL BRING!

WHAT HAVE WE HEARD FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE?

NOTHING
He is very busy with Brexit and, we understand, is sympathetic to our concerns so needs longer than is usually allocated to look at the plan. The longer we wait, the better.

AIR POLLUTION – We have ordered 10 more diffusion tubes to test the NO2 levels throughout Adur. We are also investigating the availability of reasonably priced monitors to measure particulates. A monitor will be erected shortly in West St, Shoreham to measure particulates. This road is a dangerous and polluted rat run. It is very narrow and pollution is trapped, the canyon effect. We have received letters and feedback from residents who report breathing problems and asthma. The NO2 level 34.37, as measured by Adur, is an average so does not really show the pollution levels at peak times. If you use this road as a short cut, please think twice about the residents.

Our complaint about the behaviour of one of the Councillors at the Oct 3 planning meeting is being investigated.

MORE FOOTBALL PITCHES – Brighton and Hove Albion will be applying to build 2 more pitches at their training ground, to extend the Football Performance Centre, erect a Women’s and Girls’ Football Performance Centre, relocate the indoor pitch and spectator stand and provide more parking spaces. The pitches will not have lighting. Assessments for noise levels, effects on ecology and the impact of additional traffic will be required.  Ref EIAOPINION/0003/18  https://planning.adur-worthing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJ9GI3CB05V00

CECIL NORRIS HOUSE – on Ravens Road, Shoreham. 5 one bedroom and 10 two bedroom council housing flats/maisonettes. The affordable rent will be 80% of the market rate. Parking for 3 cars and 2 disabled bays. The developer claims there is sufficient on road space to accommodate the other cars. The parking survey done for the developers, took into account the following roads: Ravens Rd. Queens Place, Buckingham Rd, John St., Southdown Rd., Rope Walk, Hebe Rd., Mill Lane and Windlesham Gardens. Their conclusion is that overall, during the day, there is between 21 and 29 spaces. What do you think? If you lived on Ravens Rd would you expect to park so far away?  To view the plans go to Adur Council’s Planning portal, quoting AWDM/1742/18.

CROWD FUNDING – We are finalising the crowd funding letter. Where will the money be spent? Firstly, we are planning to employ a traffic analyst as we believe the traffic figures provided by Vectos for IKEA greatly underestimated the amount of traffic generation. Secondly, the money raised will also be used to pay for legal advice from a barrister who would be needed should the Secretary of State request another public consultation. If he decides that Adur’s approval of NMF was correct, AREA may decide to request a judicial review and for that we will need the services of a barrister.

LET’S KEEP IKEA OBJECTIONS IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
SEND SOME MORE LETTERS TO THE ARGUS AND HERALD.
YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL . IF THE IKEA DECISION IS NOT CHALLENGED IT SHOWS THE PLANNING SYSTEM CAN BE ABUSED WITH IMPUNITY, THAT BIG BUSINESS WILL ALWAYS WIN !

Join us at the market on Saturday January 12 as we distribute our latest flyer.
ALL THE AREA COMMITTEE WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH IN 2019

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