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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:43

Durand Academy plans halted

Local campaigners, led by Campaign to Protect Rural England (Sussex) Trustee, Anne Reynolds, were successful in their bid to halt the controversial application to build a 375 pupil boarding school which was turned down at last Thursday’s South Downs National Park Authority planning committee meeting.

See our media release.

Friday, 13 December 2013 08:29

Floods in Adur zone marked for development

13 December 2013


Land at Shoreham Airport earmarked for development by Adur Council flooded last week as photographs taken by a CPRE member on 6 December shows. The Adur District Plan identifies 15,000 sq m of land north east of the airport for potential business development. 

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:08

Mayfields New Town: Westminster debate

4 December 2013

Hansard have published yesterday's debate in Westminster Hall on Mayfields Newtown, featuring local MPs Nicholas Soames and Nick Herbert.

Read it here.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:52

Mayfield: "Grotesque and wholly unwanted"

4 December 2013

In an adjournment debate yesterday Westminster Hall today Nicholas Soames MP appealed to the Secretary of State for Planning to ensure that unsupported plans like those put forward by Mayfield Market Towns in Sussex should not be allowed. He said that “Even the most zealous supporter of the scheme could not call it sustainable.” He called the developers' plans “Grotesque and wholly unwanted".

4 December 2013

Countryside campaigners are united in fury at the news that the Mid Sussex District Plan has been rejected on a technicality- leaving the door open to speculative property developers who are determined to build on green field sites.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:58

Media release: Mid-Sussex Plan

4 December 2013

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT RURAL ENGLAND (SUSSEX) and LAMBS: MEDIA RELEASE 

ANOTHER ‘NAIL IN THE COFFIN’ FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY

Countryside campaigners are united in fury at the news that the Mid Sussex District Plan has been rejected on a technicality- leaving the door open to speculative property developers who are determined to build on green field sites.

Friday, 29 November 2013 15:50

Adur urged to U-turn on greenfield sprawl

CPRE Sussex issued a media release on Monday 25 November urging Adur Council to rethink its proposals for major development on sensitive sites in the area, which it says will damage precious countryside and increase pressure on areas prone to flooding.

David Johnson, Chair of CPRE Sussex, said “The Adur Local Plan needs a significant rethink and we hope that the District Council will dig deep to find brownfield land and unlock sites held onto by developers to demonstrate that building on greenfield land in this way is inappropriate and unnecessary. We urge the Council to present a response to ‘top down’ government pressure on development, which protects the special character of Adur and ensures sustainable development for many years to come.” 

Read the full media release.

Friday, 29 November 2013 15:46

Adur urged to U-turn on greenfield sprawl

Monday 25 November 2013

Media release: ADUR DISTRICT COUNCIL URGED TO U-TURN ON GREENFIELD SPRAWL

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Sussex, has responded to the proposed Adur District Council revised strategic plan asking the Council to look again at its proposals for major development on sensitive sites in the area, which it says will damage precious countryside and increase pressure on areas prone to flooding.

23 November 2013

Campaign to Protect Rural England National Office has issued guidance on the national approach to shale gas extraction [See: Debate on fracking must proceed with caution to protect our countryside]. CPRE Sussex will be considering its implications and local application to energy company applications for test drilling licences within Sussex that may involve the process known as fracking.

Friday, 22 November 2013 09:46

CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards 2014

This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place in October at Firle Place in East Sussex.

The ceremony will celebrate the work that local groups and communities have put into improving the landscape, rural enterprise and support for local food across Sussex.

Twelve projects have been shortlisted and are being visited during the Summer.

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