MONTAGUE PLACE ENGAGEMENT REPORT
We made a significant contribution to the request for ideas to improve Montague Place (including the white swirly lines) including the suggestion for a central garden. WBC have now published their vision with some artist impressions. Please click the link for details. <https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/montague-place-worthing/>
AWDM/0508/23 64A CHAPEL ROAD. CHAPEL ROAD CONSERVATION AREA: NO OBJECTION
Proposed change of use to convert the ground floor from a gift shop into a cafe and first floor from offices to a 2 bedroom flat and to turn 64B Chapel Road from a coffee shop to office space.
GRADE II LISTED WORTHING LODGE, CASTLE GORING CONSERVATION AREA: CONCERNS RAISED.
We have written to David Boyson at the South Downs National Park planning office to make him aware that the original leaded light windows have been replaced by UPVC windows. This would almost certainly be contrary to planning regulations appertaining to a listed building in a Conservation Area.
AWDM/1624/22: MONTAGUE SHOPPING CENTRE: OBJECTION
Full planning permission for a maximum of three additional floors to provide 42 units.
Some improvements to the earlier scheme e.g. the reduction in height by one floor and design changes to ensure the ‘Desert Quartet‘ are not diminished, we still have serious concerns and consider the revisions do not go far enough. We consider that to protect the integrity of the Montague Quarter and the proximate heritage assets, the increase in height should be no more than two storeys.The removal of the dominant grey mansard roofs, illustrated in the earlier plans, is an improvement. However, the north elevation with the prominent dome element still appears out of character and over dominant, diminishing the visual importance of both Liverpool Terrace and Alexander Terrace, specifically designed to complement the character of the conservation area. The overall design does not, in our view, reflect the seaside character of Worthing or complement the views of Liverpool Terrace and Gardens leading to the historic Montague Place.
BEDFORD ROW CAR PARKS: CONCERNS RAISED
Letter sent to James Appleton about extremely poor, unkempt state of these car parks (walls falling down, rubble, unattractive wire fencing, untended green areas.The appearance of this area is harming the ‘setting’ of the second oldest Regency terrace in Worthing, as well as Grade II Bedford Hall and the Grade II* Listed Dome Cinema.
AWDM/0666/23 & AWDM/0667/23 – 5 BATH PLACE, WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX BN11 3BA: NO OBJECTION
Change of Use and Listed Building consent to convert the first, second and third floors to residential to create a four bedroom flat.Grade II Listed Building located within the South Street Conservation Area but internal features only. We welcome the fact that the existing feature bow window and the other period windows will be retained and suitably refurbished.