Lancing care home ordered to close ‘car park’

THE OWNER of a nursing home has expressed his “disappointment” after he was told his temporary car park on Lancing seafront would have to close.

Peter Creasey, owner of Drumconner Nursing Home, in Brighton Road, Lancing, said he felt very frustrated after he was told staff would no longer be able to park on his land, opposite the home.

However, Adur Council has argued the site is now illegal, as the three-year permission ran out in June 2011, and is now going through the enforcement process.

Nearby residents have also complained about the site, stating they are fed up with the car park and arguing it should be returned to a shingle beach.

Mr Creasey, who has owned the nursing home since 1980, said he was disappointed people had “taken the trouble to complain” about certain members of staff parking on the land, especially as cars had parked there before.

Permission was granted to create a formal parking area on the south side of Brighton Road, next to number 2, for a three-year period, while building work was carried out at the nursing home on the opposite side of the road.

In return, Mr Creasey was told the land would have to be returned to a shingle beach on or before June 30, 2011.

Residents have reacted with anger that the car park is still there six months later.

Peter Rowley, 71, of Brighton Road, said: “I just think it is terrible they are still using it now.

“If there are people on the beach, there are all the fumes from the cars and congestion and noise.”

Mr Creasey said he was consulting his architect and would likely appeal the council’s decision.