SOFLAG - 14 Sept 2020


The final round of public consultation is now open - and this time all our responses go straight to the independent Planning Inspector who will listen (unlike MSDC).

Help convince the Inspector that Sites SA12 & SA13 (the fields) should be removed from MSDC’s Site Allocations DPD and


We know these sites are unsuitable, unsustainable and undeliverable, and the whole Site Selection process has been mishandled.

If they’re allocated, developers get the green light, traffic in Burgess Hill will be gridlocked and the green gap between Burgess Hill and the Downs villages could be completely lost.

You can object online, or by email or post.

CLICK HERE  for full instructions.

Watch this space for more information, and subscribe to our email newsletter to keep up to date.



SOFLAG has been fighting to protect the countryside to the south of Folders Lane for over 10 years.

The first proposal to cover it in a huge housing estate came back in 2009, and since then  hundreds of houses have been built or are under construction in the surrounding area leading to daily gridlock on Folders Lane & Keymer Road.

Now the fields and their abundant wildlife are seriously at risk once again, as MSDC has shortlisted them as site SA13 in the 2019 Site Allocations Document

We believe this shortlisting process was flawed, and will be fighting to get site SA13's inclusion reversed.