Highdown Vineyard – the latest

The on-line Worthing Herald broke the news today  (12 February)  that the owners of Highdown Vineyard on Littlehampton Road have sold it to  Rego Properties Ltd., who want to build 121 houses on it.

Ferring Conservation  Group Secretary Ed Miller sent another e mail to Arun DC this morning , asking for an assurance that its planning staff were telling the developer, in any pre-application discussions, that such a development was contrary to the Local Plan and the Ferring Neighbourhood Plan

To cut a long story short, Arun’s ‘Director of Place’ has now replied that they are telling the developer that they would not support any application for residential development on the Vineyard site. This should be the end of the matter – but we will keep our eyes open.