I welcome the decision taken by Arrowcroft to resubmit this application. This is the right answer for Newhaven town centre and for the port. The district council’s planning committee now has a second opportunity to make the right decision for Newhaven following their bizarre and inexplicable decision to give the green light to a different supermarket on totally the wrong piece of land while turning this one down.
On a related matter, information has recently been provided to me to suggest that that previous decision may be unsafe in planning law and I have now written to Bob Neill, the Planning Minister, to make him aware of this new information and to ask him to prevent the district council issuing final permission for the alternative site until the information I have been given has been independently investigated.
Norman Baker, MP, Lewes