Published: 18th Nov 2020

Members of Adur District Council have thrown out plans to convert an industrial park office block into 53 flats. The council’s planning committee unanimously turned down a proposal last week to convert the Quadrant building in the heart of Lancing Business Park into flats, as the controversy over proposals to reform the national planning system continue. Planning officers recommended rejecting the application as any future residents of the building would live in unsatisfactory conditions due to the level of noise generated by the industrial estate. The council received 25 letters of objection from firms and residents. Councillors listened to these concerns and unanimously rejected the proposal as future residents of the converted building would suffer from the level of noise generated by nearby businesses. The use of permitted development rights to convert empty blocks into homes has proved to be controversial in the past. In February, Harlow MP Robert Halfon condemned the use … (To read the full article, subscribe below)