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Village housing plan withdrawn

PROPOSALS for 300 homes in Climping have been shelved by the developer.


Mulgrave Properties has told Arun District Council it no longer wants to continue with the outline scheme for farmland west of Church Lane and south of Horsemere Green Lane.


The plan was revealed by Mulgrave Properties last April and was due to have been decided by Arun this month.


More than 40 objections had been received by the council to the plans.


One of the objectors, Lynn Dodson, of Horsemere Green Lane, said the application should be rejected just as a previous proposal was by Arun.


“The first application was rejected in principle for the impact this development would have on local roads, yet that problem still exists and, if anything, has become even worse,” she told the council.


“If the development is allowed to go ahead, it will almost the double the size of the village and flies in the face of the Climping neighbourhood plan which has been adopted and ratified.


“There are no economic reasons for a development of this size and no local employment opportunities.


“Residents will have to travel to local towns for work, creating even more traffic on the already overlooked A259.


“The site is grade one and two prime agricultural land which is still being cultivated.”


A detailed objection to the proposals was also submitted by Climping Parish Council.


As well as the housing, the scheme was intended to include open space, a building for public services such as health, education or an exhibition hall, and a shop.


The application concerned the principle of using the land. The details were to have been decided in further proposals.

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