Heene ‘school not flats’ planning application back

Heene ‘school not flats’ planning application back


The planning application for a block of flats on the Jolly Brewers site is back in front of the Planning Committee at 6.30 pm tomorrow night (Wednesday July 23rd).  Heene First School Campaign are against the application wishing the land to be used to expand the school instead.

The application was deferred at the last Planning Meeting due to failure to comply with Worthing Borough Council’s sustainability policy.  The application has been updated with sustainability comments added.

Lisa Ottway  for the campaign said: “Heene First School is a lovely little school that serves the town centre, it has pretty good facilities and an adequate playground for our children to play in and for outdoor PE.

“However as it is now to become a primary and increase both in numbers and in physical size of pupils neither the facilities or the playground will be adequate. Obviously there will be building work for an extension and for better facilities. However this means the playground will become even smaller.

“This is why parents at Heene school have started a campaign to gain extra land situated at the back of the school.”

The Planning Application for the Jolly Brewers, 39 Clifton Road, Worthing proposes:  Demolition of existing public house and erection of three to four storey block of 20 flats with associated access, parking and landscaping.  The planning officers’ recommendation is to “Approve”.

Other planning applications considered tonight are:

68-70, Littlehampton Road, Worthing:  Change of use from car wash to A1 retail store.

30 Marine Drive, Worthing:  Extensions and alterations to house including rear and ground floor extensions.

5 Byron Road, Worthing:  Proposed annexe to provide short-term accommodation for the homeless , refurbishment of existing laundry, provision of revised parking and cycle shelter .

17 Peverel Road, Worthing:  Two-storey extension to rear (west) elevation and single-storey extension to north side elevation.

11 Elm Road, Worthing: White UPVC cladding above rear window