Lancing Business Park BID (LBP) have been working with businesses on the park regarding the Permitted Development Notice that was submitted to Adur District Council, for change of use of the Quadrant in Marlborough Road, from office space to 53 residential units.
After 25 objection letters were received from Tim Loughton MP, businesses based on the park and local and regional Business Partnerships, Cllr. Brian Boggis, Executive Member for Regeneration at Adur District Council, called-in this Notice to be heard by the Adur Planning Committee tonight.
After due consideration, the Planning Officer’s recommendation was to refuse the application on the basis that the proposed change would result in the creation of dwellings in close proximity to a wide range of commercial uses, at significant adverse impact upon the future occupiers.
Objector representations were heard tonight from Tim Loughton MP, Eric Prescott, Managing Director of Paula Rosa Manhattan who are based directly behind The Quadrant and Lancing Business Park BID. All explaining the detrimental impact this change would have on future residents and the businesses on Lancing Business Park.
LBP are delighted to confirm that the Adur Planning Committee unanimously voted tonight to refuse this Permitted Development Notice, thus preventing the development of residential units within Adur and Worthing’s largest business park and the 2nd largest in West Sussex. This action has helped to safeguard an invaluable 24/7 industrial area to support businesses and the local economy during this very difficult time.
Damian Pulford, Chairman of Lancing Business Park BID said ‘The business community on the park has worked together to highlight their concerns regarding the long-term impact of this application. LBP would like to thank businesses for finding the time to consult on this crucial matter and to our business partners for actively supporting the park through this difficult issue. We would also like to thank the Adur Planning Committee, Tim Loughton MP and Cllr. Brian Boggis and for helping to protect Lancing Business Park as a dedicated business environment, to support business recovery from pandemic and future business growth.’
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