Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Eco-Town impact on Bognor is key to plan

Account needs to be taken of a Ford eco-town's impact on Bognor Regis. That was one of the verdicts of the challenge panel of experts set up by Ms Flint to examine eco-town proposals around the country.

The panel's final report says the Ford proposal has to assess the effect of any eco-town on the surrounding area because the development has to have a positive impact on the wider regeneration strategy for Bognor and Littlehampton in line with Arun District Council's policies.

There is also the need to provide a clear employment strategy for Ford, as jobs will be key in attracting people to the town, which could start to be occupied in 2012, and reducing residents' need to commute. Click for more...

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