People are complaining about a whistling noise heard near a new housing development in windy weather.

Shoreham residents living close to the Free Wharf Southern Housing development in Brighton Road, on the A259, believe this is where the whistling sound is coming from.

Complaints have been made to Adur District Council about the noise but Southern Housing believe their development is not to blame.

Although some people are suggesting it is just the strong wind, residents who have lived in the seaside town for decades have said they have "never ever" heard this before.

On the Shoreham by Sea and Southwick Facebook page Mel Budd wrote: "Can anyone else hear the 'whistling' around the new builds opposite McDonald's? It's driving me nuts! Keeping me awake!"

The Free Wharf development, which will consist of shared ownership homes, currently has three blocks already built.

Shared facilities at the new flats will include a communal garden terrace area, parking and bike storage.

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An Adur District Council spokesperson said: "We've had a number of complaints about a whistling noise appearing to come from the direction of the ongoing Free Wharf development in Shoreham.

"We are currently liaising with the developers to get more information."

A number of people have also shared their concerns, with one person calling the noise a "nightmare".

One resident said: "I have lived here for 25 years and I have never ever heard this noise."

Someone else said it has "never been this bad" in the 30 plus years they have lived in the town.

Although it is mainly Shoreham residents impacted by the noise, people in Steyning and Upper Beeding also reported hearing it earlier this month during Storm Isha.

A spokesperson for Southern Housing said: "We do not believe our Free Wharf site in Shoreham is creating a noise nuisance.

"Our sites are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we always adhere to strict building regulations.

"This includes regulations surrounding noise level conditions, to minimise disruption to the local community.

"We would urge anybody who would like to raise a concern about our site to get in touch with us directly."