We heard on 30 September that leaflets were being delivered to a few roads in Ferring announcing that Persimmon Homes, the developers, are preparing a planning application for an estate of 465 houses on the farmland west of Goring Street, north of the railway between the railway and the Rife. This is right on the border with Ferring, but all within Worthing Borough Council’s boundaries. There was a tear-off slip on the leaflet for recipients to write their comments and post them off. The leaflet advertised a ‘consultation event’ in Worthing on 7 October.
Many of our members, and members of Goring & Ilex Conservation Group and Goring Residents Association went along and had their say. Many others have sent their objections by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org And on 8 October 50 of us met at Goring Station for a group photograph to illustrate the story for the Worthing Herald. is ver
It is important that we in Ferring, as well as our friends in Goring continue to show our strong objection to this proposal. It is not yet a planning application. The development would be contrary to Worthing’s Draft Local Plan and it seems very unlikely that the Council would approve such an application when it is made. But after such a refusal Persimmon could always appeal and we cannot be sure what a Planning Inspector might allow.
It would be good to see such an outcry against this proposal that Persimmon decide to drop it.
You can see the details of the scheme on www.chatsmorefarm.co.uk