Housing control

Your letters
Your letters

It seems apparent that a large number of new homes will be built over the next few years.

As we know, there has been a lot of rain over the last few years which has caused the water to back up in the sewers and overflowed into many people’s gardens.

We cannot control the rain. We can control the numbers of houses built or alternatively get Southern Water to install new sewers throughout the county. The cost of new sewers would be billions all of which would be paid by us consumers. To limit the number of homes built seems the logical solution. I read that the original plan for the Aquarena was social houses (not flats) but locals objected.

I never recall being asked about social housing or having an option to vote on. However a small number of social houses would be a much better proposition for everyone – not least those people on the housing list. I would imagine it would be possible to charge slightly more rent for being on the seafront.

Susanna Humphreys

Meadow Road

East Worthing

• Want to share your views? Send your letters by email or post them to Letters, Worthing Herald, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Remember to include your full name and address.