Around 25 members of Ferring Conservation Group set out on Saturday 19th September on what was a glorious day in comparison to the two previous beach cleans in 2015.
This beach clean was carried out as part of the ‘Great British Beach Clean’ championed by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). This is an annual, national event that takes place around the shores of Britain between 18th to 21st September. Ferring Conservation Group share the MCS’ vision for pollution free beaches and seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive, and take pride in contributing to a national and global survey.
Our efforts resulted in 20 bags of rubbish which amongst the usual glass bottles, polystyrene cups, tin cans, plastic bags, rubber tubing, and nylon string were a pair of trousers and slippers.The day’s activities were concluded by some of the members visiting the nearby café for some well-deserved refreshment.
The above planning application for a block of 10 apartments in Beehive Lane has today been refused by the officers of Arun District Council, without needing to go to the Planning Committee. The developer still has of course a right to appeal this decision in due course. Many thanks to the well over 300 local people and organisations who took the time and trouble to submit their own objections.
The final figure for written objections to the plan to build a 10-apartment block on the site of the Beehive Cottage in Beehive Lane, Ferring was over 300. We now await the decision of Arun District Council!