Over 270 residents in Storrington have signed a petition launched by local MP Andrew Griffith against a proposal to build 100 homes on Heath Common, off Rock Road Storrington.
This petition comes as Clarion Housing Group launched an ongoing consultation following their proposal to develop Heath Common off of Rock Road Storrington. It was not included in Storrington’s neighbourhood plan and would cover 30 acres.
In Westminster, Mr Griffith has been vocal against the number of housing developments being proposed in West Sussex and across the South East. In a House of Commons debate on 21st June 2021, the local MP raised the example of Rock Road in Parliament to call for the prioritisation of the development of brownfield sites over countryside plots.
Andrew Griffith MP said:
“The Rock Road development is a good example of the wrong homes in the wrong places. Clarion claim to be a social housing company yet this development would mean a significant increase in traffic and pollution, an unsustainable increase in pressure on local schools and GPs and the loss of another green space. I’ve raised my opposition last week in Parliament and this petition will be further proof of local residents’ views. Development should be on brownfield sites or where the community plan itself proposes.”
Those who wish to sign Andrew Griffith’s petition against Clarion Housing Group’s proposal to develop land at Heath Common can find a link online at Andrew’s website at: tinyurl.com/rockroadpetition
A webinar organised by the developers (Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group) will be held on 1st July 2021 between 6pm – 7pm. To attend, please email email@example.com and request an access link.