Lancing care home appeals over seafront parking refusal

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A CARE home which was granted temporary permission to use Lancing seafront as a car park has appealed against the council’s refusal to extend the arrangement.

The Drumconner care home, in Brighton Road, Lancing, was retrospectively granted temporary permission to use part of Lancing beach as a car park in May, 2009, while building work took place at the home.

At a meeting of Adur District Council’s planning committee, in February, councillors unanimously voted in favour of refusing to allow the Drumconner to use a part of Lancing beach as a car park for a further two years, with Lancing Parish Council also objecting to the plans.

But an appeal has now been lodged by Drumconner care home, and will go before the Planning Inspectorate, which aims to deal with cases within three months. Back at the meeting in February, the planning committee heard the home had permission to use part of Lancing beach for a car park renewed in June, 2010.

When the site continued to be used for parking after June last year, officers pursued enforcement action.

At a previous, councillors head the home still needed the area for parking as further building was planned for the home.