VOTE: Flooding fears for Titnore housing plan

NEARLY 150 people packed Durrington Community Centre for the latest meeting on the controversial West Worthing housing development.

Residents spoke of their fears about the proposed 700-house development leading to floods, traffic congestion, and damage to the environment at a meeting held on Friday in New Road, Durrington.

Residents attending the meeting, which was held by Don’t Over Develop Durrington and attended by several councillors and a former mayor, signed a petition and called for a council planning meeting on the development to be moved to a bigger venue to accommodate the numbers expected to turn up.

John Hughes, from Don’t Over Develop Durrington, said: “The strength of feeling on this was there for everyone to see and I hope the councillors who kindly attended will relay that message back to their colleagues at the town hall and beyond.

“We are supposed to live in a democracy and the people of Durrington have made it abundantly clear they do not want this development.

“In those circumstances there is absolutely no way it can be allowed to go ahead.”

A consortium of developers previously had their plans to develop 875 homes on West Durrington rejected by the council in 2010 after strong public objections to the proposals, which included building a road near ancient land in Titnore Lane.

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