Some current, recent and future activities in Goring including those involving Goring Residents' Association.
Heritage Lottery Fund Supports Highdown Gardens
Worthing Borough Council has received a grant of almost £100,000 to help develop these gardens on the northern edge of Goring. Read more here.
Large Goring Road Shop Now 'Let'
After about 18 months, the double-fronted shop, formerly a Spar supermarket, has been let. This is good news for residents and other traders in the heart of Goring-by-Sea. We have learned that the property might be divided thereby allowing two businesses to be established in our community.
Parking by the Mulberry Shops
West Sussex County Council have advised GRA that no changes will be made to traffic flow and parking arrangements aroundthe Mulberry shops. the Council has other higher priority projects that require attention and funds.
Residents had alerted GRA to safety issues caused by two-way traffic and the potential impact of unrestricted parking around the Mulberry Shops. After surveying businesses and GRA Members, the
Committee asked West Sussex County Council to consider converting the southern slip road to one-way and to impose a two hour restriction on parking in roads adjacent to the shops.
The GRA Committee had also asked Worthing Borough Council to clarify the restrictions that apply to the car park behind the northern parade of shops. WBC confirmed that whilst the signage says 'short stay', no time restriction applies.
Windfarm Starts Generating Electricity
Wind turbines in the Rampion Windfarm visible from Goring Beach are being turned on one-by-one. Many rotating turbines can be seen from Goring beach. Electricity is being generated and flowing ashore into the National Grid. Read the Rampion Newsletter (below) published on December 13th 2017 below. Also checkout the Rampion Website for up-to-date information.
Courtlands - SOLD and now 'To Let'
The historic building in Parklands Avenue, once an NHS convalescent home and now the head office of a software company, was sold during 2017 (The asking price was £1.8m). Commercial estate agent Michael Jones handled the sale. At the end of November, signs showing the building as 'To Let' were posted at the entrance. It is now on the market to let as a single office facility for £12,000 per month. Here is the letting brochure. It is a Grade II listed building. The GRA Committee will monitor developments closely and provide updates to members.
GRA Submits Objection to Planning Application - Application refused.
As the result of phone calls and emails from GRA Members, the GRA Committee has submitted an objection to a planning application to add 2 two storey extensions to a property in Sea Lane located inside the Goring Conservation Area. Update - In November 2017, Worthing Borough Council refused planning permission.
GRA has Submitted Objections to Two Planning Applications
On August 16th, GRA submitted an objection to a planning application to extend Goring Methodist Church in Bury Drive on the grounds of noise and disturbance. This is in support of requests from nearby residents. In January 2018, we learned that discussions about the design are on-going with Worthing Borough Council. The GRA Committee will continue to monitor progress and update this website when the application is presented to the Planning Committee.
In response to concerns expressed by Members, the GRA Committee has supported residents of Juno Close, Goring by submitting a letter (July 1st) opposing retrospective planning permission for
vacant land to be used as storage for a plant hire business.
Read the planning application. The Ilex Conservation Group has also opposed the planning application. GRA's response is below.
In January 2018, we learned that discussions about the application are on-going with Worthing Borough Council. The GRA Committee will continue to monitor progress and update this website when the application is presented to the Planning Committee.
Petition For Footpath on Titnore Lane
Pedestrians can often be seen 'taking life in their hands' walking on the road along Titnore Lane (A2700) north of Goring Crossways Roundabout. Now a petition with 800 signatures has been presented to authorities. Read more here.