CPRE Sussex is celebrating the news that the Secretary of State has dismissed the appeal by Pelham Homes for 520 houses at Honey Farm in the countryside west of Polegate.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has called for environmental groups and the public to join it in fighting renewed plans for houses at Polegate, East Sussex which it calls "a brazen affront to the new National Park".
Plans for 520 houses have already been rejected by Wealden District Council, but Pelham Homes is now trying to get the decision overturned at a major public Inquiry later this year.
Speaking at the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM) meeting on 28 January 2010, Sir David Rowlands, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport and current Chairman of the Board of Gatwick Airport Ltd ruled out a second runway at Gatwick for the foreseeable future.
CPRE Sussex has welcomed the news that Ford in Sussex has been struck off the list of Ecotowns in a statement made by the Housing Minister, John Healey.
This announcement follows extensive consultation by the Department of Communities and Local Government ending on 30 April 2009.
We are pleased to hear that the planning committee of Wealden DC have rejected the 520 houses proposed at Honey Farm, Eastbourne Road. A report from the planning officer produced 8 reasons for refusal, all endorsed. See attached PDF.
CPRE Sussex has welcomed the refusal by the Secretary of State of three housing application appeals on the edges of Uckfield. The sites are Downlands Farm, Bird in Eye North and Bird in Eye South. All of the sites fall outside the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
After many months of intense campaigning with the Hastings Alliance we regret the decision by the Minister of Transport to allow the contraversial Hastings to Bexhill link road to go ahead.This road will cause immense damage to the beautiful and unique Coombe Valley.
We have responded to the initial consultation document published by the Environment Agency, and Chichester and Arun District Councils, for sectors between Pagham Harbour and East Head. This makes proposals for the management of the coastline in the face of climate change (which will unarguably bring a rise in sea-levels and greater extremes of weather), and the local allocation of resources within a national strategy. Three alternatives are given for each sector: No active intervention / Hold the line / Managed realignment.