Perhaps, like the 20mph speed limits, the vocal minority seems to swamp the media, while those acquiescent remain silent regarding the development of the old Aquarena site.
Worthing Council would have been paid many millions for the site. This money would have been used to keep council tax down and valued local services running.
Local developer Roffey Homes naturally needs to recoup its costs, including clearing the brown field site. Possibly, Roffey could build a stylish and exclusive development such as The Warnes or Eardley.
Instead, the firm is trying to help the community by including a 77-space car park that Splashpoint visitors can use and around 50 new affordable/low-cost homes that are badly needed in the town, all within the land footprint. It stands to reason that some compromise is needed to make the whole thing a viable proposition, so going higher makes sense.
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