Heene First ‘school not flats’ protest tonight

Heene First ‘school not flats’ protest tonight


The Heene First School Campaign protest against the Jolly Brewers site application for a block of flats is tonight at the Town Hall at 5.30 pm.

Heene parents are calling on West Sussex County Council  to use the site to provide outside playing space for the school.  Like many schools in Worthing the school is being expanded to cater for the  growth in numbers of children of school age.

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:

Volleyball Court, Beach House, Brighton Road, Worthing:  Installation of 4 no. x 8 metre twin-headed floodlight columns (8 luminaires in total) to perimeter of existing sand court.

Sea Court, Jeffries Lane, Worthing: Removal of condition 5 of Planning Permission WB/92/0504 which required the provision of two car parking spaces within the courtyard.

Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing:  Application for Listed Consent for installation of suspended ceiling within corridor between Barn and Pavilion rooms.

Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing:  Provide 1 hour fire compartmentation of existing decommissioned  service lift (all floors).