Councillor responds to Herald Regeneration article
Read the original Herald article HERE
Bognor Regis Herald Weekly Round-Up 9th January 2022
Bognor Regis Centre ‘upgrade’, is it Regeneration? We have some answers — you can judge for yourself
Cllr Steve Goodheart, Leader of the Arun Independent Group on Arun Council, has been the only one of the 5 Group Leaders to reply so far to the Herald article about plans for recladding The Regis Centre. In a message to his colleagues, he has written:
“Following up from the mail that Mr. Cosgrove has sent to all of us, l’ve high lighted one of his comments ‘Fair enough, but surely all of you have a duty to look at these other ideas. I have been a supporter of Sunrise, but now I believe common sense says you and they and others should now sit down and TALK, to see if the £12m+ from LUF and those ideas and funding can work with this grant award. I would think the Department would be very sympathetic.’
I believe that we should be carrying out something very much like Mr.Cosgrove is suggesting, l would include inviting any of the companies who had within their regeneration proposals, investors behind them. If we don’t take this opportunity we will be letting down the district & Bognor Regis. The least we should do is to acknowledge & thank all the individuals, groups & companies who responded to ADC’s request for regeneration ideas. As ADC is an public corporation surely this would be good manners. I look forward to hearing back from you with your thoughts.”
This is the response we would ask to see from our Councillors at Arun.