I am writing with reference to your article, ‘Objections to homes plans’, published in the Bognor Regis Post on August 1.
We are the planning agents for the application covered by your article and write with an update that your readers may find interesting.
Taking on board the comments of Pagham Parish Council, and following a meeting we held with local residents of Mill Farm, the applicant has made amendments to the scheme.
Firstly, one of the proposed houses has been replaced with a bungalow to meet the request of the parish council for more bungalows on the site.
Secondly, the unpopular traffic light system mentioned in your article has been removed altogether.
It was considered as an option but our transport statement submitted to the local highways authority makes clear that the vehicle access is suitable and safe without traffic lights (once the modern extension to the hotel building has been demolished) and so the application is progressing on that basis.
We would also like to add that the site will offer an attractive range of housing types for locals aspiring to own their own home and will include one of the shortest walks to the pub in Pagham village.
Gareth Giles MRTPI
Director, Whaleback Ltd,