News Date: Wednesday 11th January 2012
MP delighted with Local Councils’ new vision for Lancing
Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, is delighted that Adur District Council and Lancing Parish Council have joined forces to commission a study which will form a regeneration vision for Lancing village centre and seafront. Specialist Consultants BDP have been appointed to carry out the research due to their wealth of experience and expertise of working in Sussex; including Littlehampton, Worthing and Shoreham-by-sea.
Consultation with the Lancing community and businesses will be central to the project and will get underway as soon as possible. A drop in “consultation surgery” will be arranged in the village, at which BDP will be spend a whole day and evening talking to people individually and in groups. Watch this space for the surgery date. In the meantime you can email your thoughts and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Parish Council on email@example.com
Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham said: ‘I am delighted that Adur and Lancing councils have joined forces to commission this work. Lancing has such a great community but, in recent years, has fallen behind areas like Shoreham and Worthing in regeneration. This study will allow residents and businesses to be at the centre of Council and private investment in their village, which is exactly what the Government has been striving for.’
‘This is a very exciting initiative and I hope everyone gets involved.’
It is anticipated that the final document will be ready by the end of April 2012. The document will: inform planning policy through the emerging Local Plan; form the basis of future regeneration funding applications; encourage private investment into the area; and give a clear action plan for future investment by Adur District Council and Lancing Parish Council.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim has recently recorded a podcast on regeneration in Lancing which will shortly be appearing on his www.telltim.co.uk website along with a questionnaire for constituents to fill out. The questionnaire is another great way for residents of Lancing to inform him of what they would like to see happening in their village.