ePetition details

STOP NEW BUILDINGS AT NEWHAVEN MARINA

We the undersigned petition the council to refuse planning application for 259 new apartments plus new commercial buildings at Newhaven Marina, West Quay (ref: LW/19/0926).

If allowed, this construction project will:
Block all public views of Newhaven Harbour from the Co-Op Store in Fort Road all the way to the Narrows at the Harbour Entrance.
Cause even more congestion at the busy cross-roads of Fort Road, Gibbon Road, Court Farm Road and the West Quay road.
Shrink the picturesque Marina area by filling-in part of the water basin with landfill to create more building space.
Destroy one of the few scenic areas left in Newhaven, which has already been subjected to numerous intensive building projects on both sides of the river.
Make it less attractive for tourists to drive and walk to Newhaven Beach, and to access Newhaven Fort, and to enjoy the Recreation Area.
Add even more traffic to Fort Road, originally designed as a residential road, which serves as the main access route to the town centre and to the A259 from Gibbon Road, Court Farm Road, the West Quay road, the Fort Recreation Area, the Marina, and the Beach.
Fort Road is already overwhelmed with traffic. The idea of adding to this congested situation goes against all good planning values.
Note: where marinas have been developed in Brighton and Eastbourne, surrounding building developments have gobbled up the open ground needed for dry-land boat maintenance, and significantly increased the cost of such maintenance services. As a result, actual sailing and water-based activities are disabled in favour of people who just want to sit and look at boats.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
THE DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS IS AUGUST 18, 2022.

Started by: Monty Waight

This ePetition ran from 01/08/2022 to 18/08/2022 and has now finished.

16 people signed this ePetition.