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Save Trees in Worthing Centre- No to Unnecessary New Retail Park

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Worthing Council have given planning permission to fell and uproot beautiful old sycamore trees (pictured), located outside Tk Maxx, to clear the way for an unnecessary retail area called 'Montague Quarter'. 

One of the businesses which have agreed to move in to this new development is cafe Patisserie Valerie, while another international chain Nandos is said to be joining.

We do not believe the Council can justify chopping down these trees and destroying a beautiful natural landmark for unnecessary retail 'chains' which will also have a detrimental affect on the business of local cafes and the local economy. Trees make our town unique and give us natural breathing space and should not be lost for monopoly retail which can be found everywhere.

We demand the Council overturn planning permission (to developers 'NewRiver') for this development in favour of protecting these heritage sycamore trees on this site and local businesses in the area.

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