Letter sent to Councillor Tutt, Leader, Easbtbourne Council by the South Downs Network, 14 March 2017.
Letter published by the West Sussex Gazette 1 March 2017
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.
Letter published by the West Sussex County Times, 23 February 2017: