I am very disappointed that the Adur Planning Committee last night caved into the enormous pressure they had been under to approve the plans for New Monks Farm and particularly the inclusion of IKEA, which can only impact hugely on the heavily congested A27.
For all those constituents who urged me to visit the Alzheimer's Society stand and Party Conference: this ones for you! They do great work in Worthing and yet again supported our recent Pensioners Fair.
I am spearheading an expert group of major environmental organisations, local community groups and local councillors from across the political spectrum to comprehensively reject the proposed New Monks Farm development.
It was a very different and much smaller meeting to discuss the Howard Kent site proposals at the Southwick Barn last Friday to the 200 odd standing room only event at Shoreham College earlier in the year.
I paid a visit to Shoreham Fort yesterday to meet the archaeologists exploring what looks like a WW2 anti-aircraft gun emplacement just to the west of the Fort before some new road surfacing takes place.
I was delighted to see that Coastal West Sussex Partnership were announced as one of the 16 been successful 'Fast Track' projects set to receive a share of £6million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.
It was a very different and much smaller meeting to discuss the Howard Kent site proposals at the Southwick Barn this evening to the 200 odd standing room only event at Shoreham College earlier in the year.