Developers Persimmon won’t be appealing against Worthing Borough Council’s dismissal of a plan to build on greenfield land west of Durrington in Sussex, a huge victory for the Save Titnore campaign. But the land is still included in the Council’s future development strategy.
On March 15, 2010 Worthing borough council’s planning committee dismissed the application to build on farmland west of Durrington near Worthing, thereby saving countryside scenes similar to the one shown. For many, the committee’s unanimous decision came as a surprise following their approval of the Tesco application on part of the farmland last year and their approval of all the stages leading up to this point.
Unfortunately that welcome decision didn’t last long, when, at a meeting of the full council on March 29, a unanimous decision was taken to still include in the towns Core Strategy the same Greenfield land for development. Clearly you can’t trust our yellow and blue politicians.
Campers resident at the site will now decide whether or not to remain or if the threat of development is sufficiently distant to allow the site to be disbanded and the woodland to return to its uninhabited glory. A meeting to discuss the future of the Titnore campaign will take place at 8pm at the Jolly Brewers pub on Clifton Road, Worthing on June 24th.
No matter how long it takes, campaigners are keeping the website and the regular updates going until they can be sure the area is safe from development. Hands off Durrington’s Greenbelt!