Rustington Golf Centre housing development concerns
Andrew Griffith, Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs, has backed Arun District Council’s decision to reject the construction of 191 new homes on a Golf Course at Rustington Golf Centre in Angmering.
Andrew has written this week to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, Local Government, and Levelling Up to ask him to reject an appeal by the developer seeking to overturn the local authority’s decision to refuse planning permission.
The main concerns raised by Andrew relate to the large scale of the developments and its’ impact on the character of the locality, the environment and road safety concerns — echoing the concerns of Arun District Council.
Public inquiry needed to refuse planning permission
The appeal to the Secretary of State against Arun District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission will be decided on the basis of a public inquiry. Andrew is encouraging residents and stakeholders to make their voices and concerns heard by 29th June 2022.
Details on how to do so are available at www.andrewgriffithmp.com/rustington
Andrew Griffith on supporting Rustington Golf Centre
Andrew said: “I support the findings of Arun District Council which rightly refused planning permission on well founded grounds. These concerns ought to be heeded by the planning inspectorate deciding the appeal and I encourage everyone affected to make representations to ensure that local voices are heard clearly as part of this process.”
Andrew also renewed his previous calls for bodies like the Environment Agency, Southern Water, and Natural England to use their existing powers to oppose unsustainable development plans.
Andrew encourages developers to look to successful development proposals that have made use of brownfield sites and existing consents while taking into consideration environmental concerns and balancing the needs of the local community with those of the national housing strategy.