Houses in Gardens                                                                                                       Our current campaign is against houses being built in residents’ gardens. In mid-April this year there were four applications awaiting decision by Arun District Council and two appeals being considered against Arun’s refusal of planning permission. In-filling along the building line, (building alongside the existing house) is bad enough but building in back gardens, to be reached by long narrow driveways is even worse. Both are threatening to destroy the open character of Ferring, they both reduce wildlife habitat and natural drainage, and both add to the number of cars in the village when congestion and parking problems have already reached record levels. ‘Backland’ development is even worse because the long narrow  driveways create additional road safety hazards – for pedestrians and other vehicles.

Join us in objecting to these applications.

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