‘Save Our Crossing’ – 15th July 2018 – A27 Sussex Pad Crossing Protest

At 10am on 15 July around 250 people gathered at the Sussex Pad crossing of the A27 to protest against the changes to the transport infrastructure proposed by the developers for New Monks Farm (Shoreham IKEA).

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Protestors calling for the Sussex Pad crossing to be saved

As well as 250 people on bicycles, tricycles, foot and horse there was a BBC South East camera crew and other media.

The protest was organised by Bricycles and Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth, and was not a protest against the development as a whole, but against sub-standard proposals not intended to give the people of Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing and surrounding areas the infrastructure they not only deserve but that is recommended under the Government Standard for Highways Advice IAN195/16.

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Chris Todd of Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth, talking to a BBC reporter.

A few days later, the Adur Planning Committee met on Wednesday 18 July to decide on the Monks Farm Development. This public meeting, at the Woodard Academy, Lancing, led to the planning decision being deferred while the developers compile evidence of how they will enhance the area’s environment:
https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/meetings-and-decisions/committees/adur/planning/committee,149643,en.html

Author: Clive Andrews

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