The Bluebird Cafe planning application

Over 200 Ferring residents, nearly all members of Ferring Conservation Group, have sent in objections to  the planning application  to double the capacity of our beachside café, the Bluebird. There were some 30  letters of support, most of them from people who do not live in Ferring, or Arun, or even West Sussex .We know that many of its customers come from well outside Ferring, even outside West Sussex.

We all  wish the Bluebird Café well but we do not really want to attract another 100 visitors to our quiet beach and coastal walk. We know the current informal car park could not cope with any more cars on busy summer days. Doubling the ‘covers’ at the café would result in even more visitors parking in the narrow roads leading to the beach. The No. 8 bus would not be able to get through.  Compass might well withdraw the service as being too difficult to operate.We are now waiting for  Arun District Council’s decision, due by 21 December 2018.

Our campaign against overdevelopment, and against any development in our Strategic Gaps, continues.