Do you remember the concrete fly overs in the Arun valley, well i attended the Seminar fro Highways England last night and this is not going to happen as we said it wouldn't.
Now we have a scurrilous story being pushed on facebook, it went like this
"A very reliable source has confirmed that Arun Council have ear-marked the land between Dalloway Road and Priory Lane for a 24 acre housing development. The landlord has already looked at bids from 5 developers and planning is likely to go in next year! This will give Arundel an extra 500 houses with an average of 3 people per house, that's at least another 1500 people - introducing half the current population of Arundel into the area. The chosen developer will kindly pay for a new junction off the bypass at Ford Road, something Highways England have also confirmed. This is happening folks and the bypass will just make it easier for them because the infrastructure will be in place.
Be careful what you wish for."
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I had not heard anything about this, the area was not even a strategic site list which put everything with a slightest possibility of development on to one list, one of the sites was Horses field, but as they worked through the list, many of these sites were discounted for piratical reasons. So I was concerned, but knowing that South/East of Dalloway Road and south of Stewards Rise was not even on the Strategic list, I thought it could be fake news. So to nail it for onece and for all i went directly to the Cabinet Member for Planning at Arun DC who checked with officers, his comment, "no foundation in truth" "No one knows anything about it".
So I don't know if the poster of this Facebook story is a member of SCATE, I don't know the motivation, Residents need facts not speculation, this story is Fake news!