Welcome to Lancing Independent, the web site and forum for the Residents of Lancing and Sompting and surrounding areas including Worthing, Findon, Steyning, Shoreham, Brighton, Hove, West Sussex, and East Sussex.
This site has been put together to enable you to voice your views and opinions on any topic concerning our villages or surrounding area. You don’t have to feel that you are getting on a soapbox to participate, as all topics are most welcome. We have made a few suggestions to help you focus your thoughts, and some topics we feel you would like to express a view on.
Local crime and crime prevention, traffic congestion and parking, local education and provision, your local environment, the South Downs and surrounding country side, our beaches and the beach green, local sports and arts events or even our local authorities such as Lancing or Sompting Parish Council, Adur District Council, West Sussex County Council, the Local Educational Authority or the Highways commission.
This is a chance to voice your opinion, and discuss with like minded people, your view on our community.
As predicted by Lancing Independent, the eyesore building on Beach Green is up for sale again, just two months after planning permission was approved to transform the disused building into a ground floor cafe and water sports centre with 8-bed hostel and 3 flats above.
Was the recent purchase of this building and the media frenzy that followed just a smoke screen, to get the approval of Lancing residents so there would be no objection to the new plans submitted to Adur?
We were suspicious when the new owner of the building on Beach Green, Mr Alex Hole contacted Lancing Independent directly in April 2013, prior to the plans being heard at Adur District Council, asking if they would remove negative comments regarding the building, posted on the Lancing Independent Forum by one of its Forum members.
The building has been in its current state for the last five years when building work stopped. The new owners purchased the building in December 2011 for £290,000 and just two months after plans were passed, the building is back on the market, being advertised for £700,000 plus VAT, £840,000.