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We are delighted that Eastbourne Council is listening to its local residents and halting the sale of iconic downland. At CPRE Sussex we believe that public ownership of this land ensures public accountability and a co-ordinated approach to land management and access.

The following article was written by residents of Horsted Keynes. It eloquently explains many of the problems now facing Sussex's rural communities:

I understand that you are launching a campaign to fight for fair and sustainable levels of development in the district and I am writing to let you know about the current situation regarding potential development in our village of Horsted Keynes.

Hundreds of people turned out to protest against the proposed sale of the freehold of the Downland farms in Eastbourne on 25 February.

The following article, including CPRE Sussex's responses, was published in the Mid-Sussex Times on 22 February 2017:

Shoreham Herald, 9 Feb 2017, reported on CPRE Sussex's "strong opposition" to plans to build an IKEA and 600 new homes on a Lancing floodplain.

In an article published on 8 Feb 2017 the West Sussex Country Times writes: "Campaigners have warned that the government's white paper to 'fix the housing market' could jeopardise Sussex's unprotected countryside.

In an article published on 8 Feb 2017 the West Sussex Country Times writes: "Campaigners have warned that the government's white paper to 'fix the housing market' could jeopardise Sussex's unprotected countryside.

An article published in the Worthing Herald 16 Feb 2017, reports that, 'Plans to build an IKEA and 600 homes on a Lancing floodplain were opposed last Wednesday as councillors and developers debated the prospect of flooding in Adur.' The article includes strong arguments from CPRE Sussex and the Sussex Wildlife Trust pointing out that the development will substantially increase flood risk.

City Councillors on BHCC’s Policy, Resources & Growth Committee rejected a senior officers’ recommendation to resume the sale of Plumpton Hill and Poynings Field at their meeting yesterday, 19th January.

Friday, 03 February 2017 09:18

Unlock the Housing Blockers

South East England Councils (SEEC)’s report, Unlock the housing blockers, says that the body’s members are concerned about stalled or slow development on sites with planning permission, which is often due to widespread development industry business practices to balance supply and demand of housing to maximise profits.

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