What's going on?

Some current, recent and future activities in Goring including those involving Goring Residents' Association.

Draft Local Plan For Worthing Borough to be Considered by Planning Committee
The draft Worthing Local Plan 2016-2033 has been published. GRA welcomes the key points for Goring :

  • Potential development for housing of the Caravan Park by West Worthing Tennis Club
  • Potential development for housing of the Inland Revenue site in Barrington Road
  • Potential development of land in Martlets Way (see below) for housing and commerce
  • Protection of the undeveloped land between Goring and Ferring (Goring Gap to the south of the railway and Chatsmore Farm to the north). 

After scrutiny by two Council Committees, there will be a period of public consultation. 


This article from Worthing Herald gives an overview for the whole borough. You can download the draft from the Council website (175 pages!)

Goring Public House Gets Refurbished
Scaffolding and contractors fences are to be seen at the Mulberry Pub in the centre of Goring. Refurbishment of the interior and exterior are underway. The pub website advises customers that the pub will repen on October 3rd with a brand new look.

Land For Sale in Goring-by-Sea
Local estate agents Michael Jones Commercial are marketing a 3.4 acre site suitable for commercial/residential development. The asking price is £2milion. The land is accessed from Martlets Way and houses in Juno Close back on to the plot. The land is currently used to store contractors skips and other equipment and is subject to a planning application that has been outstanding for over a year. Details of the site are here. The GRA Committee will monitor developments on this site.

Show Support For Our Local Garden To Receive a National Award. Please Vote Now.

Goring's Highdown Gardens has been shortlisted for a national Green Flag Award that recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces. Please show your support by voting here. Voting ends on September 30th 2018. 

Goring Cricket Club Are Champions Again
Goring Cricket Club became Sussex League Division 3 West Champions again beating Slinfold at Goring Recreation Ground in Fernhurst Drive on Saturday August 18th. Slinfold batted first and were all out for 91.Goring achieved the target with four wickets in hand. Well done Goring Cricket Club.


Major Sailing Competition Off Goring Beach From August 18th - 21st
Worthing Sailing Club hosted the Dart 18 UK Nationals from August 18th - 21st. Competitors from UK and overseas competed in 9 races over 4 days. This event was quite a spectacle viewed from Goring beach.
The final results are here.

Pictures from Saturday, Monday and Tuesday are in the gallery below. Click to enlarge. 

Footpath and Promenade Restored to Full Width - Walkers Delighted
A request for action to cut back tamarisk bushes was handled within 24hours by Worthing Borough Council. 

The narrow promenade path west of Worthing Sailing Club and the access ramp from Marine Crescent/Alinora Crescent had become overgrown. A request from a GRA Committee Member received prompt action. See the difference below (click on pictures).

Rampion Windfarm Fully Operational
All 116 wind turbines in the Rampion Windfarm visible from Goring Beach are now operational. Many rotating turbines can be seen from Goring beach. Electricity is being generated and flowing ashore into the National Grid. The final cable connection is being made now in east Worthing. Read this Worthing Herald article.. 

Footpath for Titnore Lane
West Sussex County Council(WSCC) has announced plans to build a length of footpath on the busy A2700 Titnore Lane that links Goring to the A27 trunk road. Over 800 signatures were included in a petition submitted to WSCC. More information is in this Worthing Herald article.

Courtlands - SOLD and now 'To Let'
The historic building in Parklands Avenue, once an NHS convalescent home and until recently 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 2017, signs showing the building as 'To Let' were posted at the entrance. It is now empty and on the market to let as a single office facility for £12,000 per month. Here is the letting brochureIt is a Grade II listed building. The GRA Committee will monitor developments closely and provide updates to members.


GRA has Submitted Objections to Two Planning Applications
On August 16th 2017, 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.

GRA Response to Methodist Church Planning Application August 2017
GRA response to Methodist Church Plannin[...]
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In response to concerns expressed by Members, the GRA Committee has supported residents of Juno Close, Goring by submitting a letter (July 1st 2017) 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.


GRA letter opposing granting planning permission Martletts Way,
Martlets Way submission from GRA.pdf
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