|The final phase of the Site Selection process has begun… |
This is our best chance to:
Save the ecologically rich Folders Lane fields from development
Save Burgess Hill & surrounding villages from traffic chaos & its devastating effect on local families and businesses
Prevent a building frenzy concreting over the beautiful countryside as the edge of Burgess Hill extends towards Keymer allowing more development to the south
We believe we can save the fields. But we all need to come together as a community to show the Planning Inspector that this proposal is bad for our area.
A final public consultation has now opened.
Your responses will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector who will decide the fate of the fields, and our community.
WE NEED YOUR HELP AT THIS CRITICAL TIME
It’s the last throw of the dice and you CAN make a difference. We’re asking for two things from you now:
1. Can you help us with evidence?
We’re building a case that the Site Selection process has been flawed and is unsound. We’ve found lots of errors and other issues. Have you any written correspondence (emails or letters) with MSDC about the threat to the fields or a local planning issue over the last few years? If you can help, please follow this link and email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch. Your name won’t be made public.
2. Object, object, object…
The public consultation is open from 3rd August – 28th September.
We need everyone to respond objecting to Sites SA12 & SA13. These responses will be sent to the Inspector, who will count and review them. It’s important we get as many as possible. There were over 800 in the first round – this time we need 1000+.
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SOFLAG are determined to prove to the Inspector that Sites SA12 & SA13 are unsuitable and should be removed from the Site Selection document. The Inspector is independent and not swayed by party political allegiances.
Everything you do to help us will count.
If we fail, developers will have the green light to build – traffic in Burgess Hill will be gridlocked and the green gap between Burgess Hill and the Downs villages could be completely lost. We know the developers are waiting to pounce. So, we need to protect our community, countryside and livelihoods.
We need you now, more than ever. So please….
1. Send us any information about MSDC and the fields.
2. Look out for our next update on how to respond to the consultation.
If you have any questions, please email and we’ll try to answer them.
Follow these links for more details on how we got to this point:
MID SUSSEX DISTRICT COUNCIL VOTE TO CONDEMN THE FIELDS
EXPERTS CONFIRM TRAFFIC STUDY IS FLAWED
HOW BURGESS HILL & DOWNS VILLAGES COULD NOW MERGE
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