February Planning News

We have responded to the following planning applications over the past few weeks. If you would like a copy of our full response please e-mail us. AWDM/1624/22-The Montague Centre/objection. An over-development of the site. AWDM/1876/22-Heslington House/satisfactory progress/no objection AWDM/1465/22 – 29 Marine Place/unsatisfactory space standards/objection AWDM/1658/22 – St PAULS Centre/solar …

Teville Gate

Adur and Worthing Borough Council now own the site.  Under the previous owner a planning application was approved despite what we regarded as a major over development of the site.  We now await a new consultation.

Union Place

This site is owned by Adur and Worthing Borough Council.  A planning application was approved during lockdown despite significant opposition including from the Worthing Society (the proposed development was much too dense). We are pleased to report that the council has now appointment a new Architect to come up with …

Blue Plaque News

The Blue Plaque Committee met in November 2022 to consider applications for 2023.  Each Year we consider up to 2 new Blue Plaques for the town, 1 funded by Adur&Worthing Council and 1 funded by the Worthing Society. We received a number of very good nominations which included: Donald Scott …

Chatsmore Farm update

Adur and Worthing Council successfully challenged the Inspectors decision to permit Persimmon to develop this site.  This was on the grounds that the Inspector had given insufficient weight to the draft Local Plan which designated this area and land as green space and also the impact on South Downs National …

Next Event(s)

April 2023 -Tuesday 25th at 7.00pm ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at The Worthing Library Lecture Theatre. Doors open at 6.45pm. NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE! Speaker: Chris Hare on “Smuggling Days in Worthing – an illustrated history”  

Worthing Journal December 2022

December Journal Article I would like to thank  our loyal members for their support during a difficult year. We have all been recovering from the effects of Covid 19 . On a personal level I extend my appreciation to the Worthing Society Committee, all unpaid volunteers, working  hard to protect …

PRESS RELEASE – Chatsmore Farm Goring Gap

This decision represents a victory for both local residents and  the wider community. The Worthing Society is delighted that the High Court judgement has quashed the Inspector’s decision to allow Outline Planning Permission for 475 dwellings on this important open space. Chatsmore Farm is an historic, strategic gap providing a …

Debenhams, Worthing

Update on Former Debenhams Store

Members of the Worthing Heritage Committee were invited by the developer Paul Craig to view the building and discuss his proposals. He intends to keep the Art Deco character and fixtures and fittings which we welcome. The regeneration will take the form of retail outlets on the ground floor and …