Residents gather to say no to seafront ‘skyscraper’

CONCERNED residents vehemently opposed to a ‘skyscraper’ being built on their doorstep made their feelings known on Saturday.

Armed with placards and posters, residents of the area surrounding the derelict Aquarena site, in Brighton Road, Worthing, gathered outside the former swimming pool to demonstrate against developer Roffery Homes’ plan for the site.

Tim Loughton MP backed the residents' demonstration'D14431114a

Tim Loughton MP backed the residents' demonstration'D14431114a

A recent consultation at the Beach Residences, in Marine Parade, revealed the 139-home £40 million development would include a 21 storey tower.

Shirley Corderoy, of Church Walk, Worthing, organised the demonstration.

She said: “We know the council want to get the highest price to get the money back they wasted on the swimming pool roof. They want to put another carbuncle in the town and it’s so wrong. It’s out of place, and it’s going to cause a shadow right across Brighton Road.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, October 30.