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Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 11:53:23 +0100
Subject: Update

Save Titnore Woods!

WHEN is a wood not a wood? When it has a road running right through it! The "new" planning application for the West Durrington development is being sold to the Worthing public as a "response to public opinion" that will spare many of the Titnore trees. But, like the original plans, it includes access roads that will cut right through the beautiful ancient woodland currently occupied by the protest camp. A wood is no longer a viable bio-system with a road cutting it in half. Wildlife like dormice and crested newts will not survive in what will be no more than roadside clumps of trees surrounded by tarmac and executive homes. The developers do not mention that the lack of road widening was forced on them through legal pressure, rather than dreamt up out of the goodness of their hearts. And they do not mention what would be likely to happen in a few years' time, when the massive increase in traffic to the new estate and the mega-Tesco would no doubt be expected to force a re-think on Titnore Lane for the usual "safety" reasons.

Needless to say, the battle against the destruction of our countryside in West Durrington goes on! We are urging everyone to send in their letters of objection to planning application WB/04/00040/OUT as soon as possible - October 9 is the very latest deadline. Write to -

James Appleton, Development Control Manager,
Worthing Borough Council, Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1LF

or email

stalls in Worthing Town Centre - 6 September 2008

There will also be stalls in Worthing town centre, the first being next Saturday, September 6, from 11am at Holder's Corner, Montague Street (near Liverpool Gardens).

tidy up day - 21 September 2008

And, of course, the camp is still going strong. There is, however, an urgent need for repairs to the infrastructure and defences, which have degraded over the last couple of years. Polyprop rope is badly wanted - as well as financial contributions. If you can spare an hour or two to help at the camp, a tidy-up day is being held on Sunday September 21, from 10am. And then on Sunday September 28 there will be an Open Day, from 2pm. This will included guided tours, showing where the roads and housing are planned to destroy the area. Bring food to share.

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