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Is Horsham experiencing an ‘identity crisis’?

Horsham ‘currently appears to be experiencing an identity crisis’, according to the town’s main volunteering horticultural group.

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New gypsy and travellers’ site planned for Billingshurst

A new gypsy and travellers’ site south of Billingshurst accommodating 15 pitches is being proposed.

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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Land to the East of Brighton Road, and the north of Parish Lane Pease Pottage. Pic Steve Robards SR1520657 SUS-150825-103438001

Pease Pottage homes largest development in a protected area

Hundreds of homes planned in West Sussex is the largest development recently allowed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the entire country, according to a new report.

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Sir Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex MP, speaking about the situation in Zimbabwe in the House of Commons

MP Soames: Mugabe’s time in power is ‘coming to an end’ in Zimbabwe

The British Government has ‘unfinished business’ in Zimbabwe in light of the military action taken this week, according to Mid Sussex’s MP.

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WH 010414 High Street Multi-Storey car park, Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140104-173402001

Increase in parking charges planned for Worthing

Charges at a number of Worthing town centre multi-storey car parks are due to be increased by the council in the new year.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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New offices planned for car park formerly used by council staff off Ham Road, Shoreham (photo from Adur&Worthing councils' planning portal).

Tenant already lined up for approved Shoreham offices

A Southwick communications company is set to move into new Shoreham offices approved on council-owned land this week.

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Worthing seafront

New lagoon part of ‘exciting’ vision for Worthing’s seafront

A lagoon could be created on Worthing’s seafront for watersports, swimming, and boat moorings as part of a new ‘exciting’ vision to improve the town’s coast.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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Ray Dawe, leader of Horsham District Council

‘Perfect storm’ warning over housebuilding targets

A ‘fundamentally flawed’ Government consultation on improving housebuilding nationally could result in a ‘perfect storm’ for the Horsham district, council officers have warned.

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Designs for car park replacement revealed

Designs for a replacement Piries Place Car Park in Horsham have been revealed.

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Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, home of Arun District Council

Target of 1,200 homes a year would be ‘completely unrealistic’ for Arun

Government proposals which could increase Arun’s housing target to 1,200 homes a year would be ‘completely unrealistic’, according to a consultation response from the council.

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Sir Nicholas Soames Mid Sussex MP, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, Councillor Garry Wall, leader of Mid Sussex District Council and Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Deputy Leader of Mid Sussex District Council.

Transport Secretary visits Mid Sussex to discuss infrastructure

The Government’s Transport Secretary has visited Mid Sussex to discuss infrastructure issues with council officials and the area’s MP.

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Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, home of Arun District Council

AND or OR? Councillors decide to go with both

A council debate on using either ‘and’ or ‘or’ in new planning rule changes ended in a compromise of ‘and/or’ being agreed.

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Original proposals for toilets on Bognor Regis' seafront

Seafront toilets plan changes a ‘complete disaster’

New promenade public toilets planned for Bognor Regis are in the wrong place and will be a ‘complete disaster’, one Lib Dem councillor has warned.

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Recent material encouraging Horsham district residents to recycle more.

Anger at move to fortnightly bin collections

The imminent move to fortnightly general household waste bin collections has provoked a furious reaction from Horsham district residents.

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Unicorn House in Chichester

City pedestrian crossing could be moved back to original location

A pedestrian crossing moved in anticipation of a new Sainsbury’s store opening in Chichester could be returned to its original location.

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Billy Greening from AFC Southwater calling for all Sunday league games to kick off after the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday

‘Stop matches clashing with Remembrance Sunday silence’

A Southwater football manager is calling for kick-offs to be moved on Remembrance Sunday to avoid clashing with the two minutes’ silence.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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