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Sussex under siege – help us save your countryside

Friday, 21 October 2016 12:43

We are making an urgent appeal for funds to help fight the onslaught of inappropriate development we are facing across Sussex.

Countryside under threat

An increasing number of local people have told us that development in their neighbourhood is excessive and their voice is not being heard. In order to protect your community and countryside we urgently need more funds.  Since major changes to the planning system were introduced in 2012, England has seen a massive increase in greenfield land being permitted for development, while approved sites already in the pipeline, including brownfield sites, lie idle or are developed at a snail’s pace. A recent House of Lords Committee report entitled ‘Building More Homes’ suggests that Developers are sitting on thousands of unfulfilled permissions and we can build at least a million more homes on brownfield sites across England. Once the countryside is gone, it is gone forever. Please make a one off donation to CPRE Sussex today and help us to help local communities.

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Or visit our new online donation page.

What do we want?

CPRE Sussex believes in the ‘right development in the right place.’  We support affordable housing which meets local needs and leads to net gains in biodiversity and a thriving rural economy. It is absolutely vital that we are part of discussions at all levels to get the right outcome for local communities.  As a charity, we draw on considerable talent and expertise from a large number of volunteers, however we do also need to pay for technical advice, communications and other overheads to challenge unwanted and inappropriate development. We would like to provide more training and support for our volunteers so that we can reach more of Sussex and attend hearings and examinations where we are needed.
We are a small but highly effective charity.  If you are able to help us with a donation, of any size, it will make a great difference to our work.  Please donate on-line today at  Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

Yours sincerely

Kia Trainor, Director CPRE Sussex
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