New bid for Broadwater flats

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DEVELOPERS are making a further bid to build flats in Broadwater after a previous application was refused by Worthing Borough Council and a government appeals inspector.

Renaissance Habitat Ltd, of Newbury, wants to replace a detached house at 3 Charmandean Road with a block of eight flats in a 2½-storey block – two apartments fewer than in the previous, unsuccessful application.

A Renaissance planning statement to the council says previous appeals in the area have been dismissed “ostensibly” on the grounds of harmful impact on neighbouring properties and the effect on the local character.

“The proposed development has been designed to respect the street scene for this section of Charmandean Road,” says the statement, which adds that the scheme addresses the planning inspector’s concerns from the previous application.

Broadwater Residents’ Action Group was among objectors to the previous application.

Chairman Stuart Fyles said he wanted to see the plan in full before commenting on it.