SO far 360 people have signed the petition opposing a planned retirement complex at Sovereign Harbour.

Untold Living (also known as Martinique Way Village Limited) is seeking permission to build 137 “apartments for older people” to the east of Martinique Way in Sovereign Harbour.

The proposed development would also include staff facilities, a cafe/restaurant and a community space in addition to the apartments.

Petition organiser Rommy Haynes posted: “Exactly a week ago we started a petition to stop the approval of a proposed 137 apartment complex next to Martello Tower 66 at the Sovereign Harbour Seafront. Already over 360 people agree with our concerns and signed the petition.

Thank you!

This wonderful piece of land with beautiful seaside fauna and wildlife is about to be destroyed. As you have probably seen, the new owners of the land have already fenced off the area without having building approval.

We only have until next Sunday, February 10th, to object to the approval of this development to Eastbourne Borough Council.”