Campaign 2022

SAVE MID SUSSEX NATURE HAVEN

In 2022 we are fighting harder than ever to save the fields south of Folders Lane.

Much of the land has formed a unique rewilded nature haven, home to native plants and wildlife and irreplaceable biodiversity.

We're focusing our campaign on showing everyone who cares about the environment just what will be lost if Mid Sussex District Council continue to insist on allocating this special place for housing. To do so goes against all the Council's claims to support biodiversity net gain, rewilding and nature recovery with their new Sustainable Economy Strategy.

We have written an Open Letter to Council Leader Jonathan Ash-Edwards urging him to come and see the site for himself. The Council have it in their power to save it...   But his Reply ignores all our concerns and attempts to pass the buck for including the site in the DPD Examination!

Our petition urging  Mid Sussex District Council to meet their pledges to support rewilding and tackle climate change by stopping the destruction of the rewilded nature heaven that’s on their doorstep has now reached over 2100 signatures - please sign if you haven't done so already.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

We're also collecting evidence of protected species and other wildlife that live here. Check out our Wildlife Page and if you have any photos or videos please send them to us at info@soflag.co.uk  You can hear the wonderful nightingales singing in our latest film

Mid Sussex District Council pledge to support rewilding, while at the same time their actions could soon destroy a beautiful rewilded space that already exists in the district, nestled between Burgess Hill and the South Downs National Park.

Despite repeated pleas from the local community, Burgess Hill Town Council, and our local MPs, the Council are still moving forward with their plans to invite developers to bulldoze Sites SA12 & SA13. Even the South Downs National Park Authority itself has repeatedly expressed concerns that the proposed development could ruin the unique landscape character of the area and the setting of the National Park.

They can save this wildlife corridor and carbon sink by removing it from the Site Allocations DPD. The site is not needed to meet the housing target - which MSDC is in any case seeking to reduce.

Please sign and share the petition far and wide – let’s put the pressure on…

 

Thank you for your help with this - every response counts!

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

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