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Mayfield: "Grotesque and wholly unwanted"

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:52

Nicholas Soames, Anthony Watts Williams and Nick Herbert Nicholas Soames, Anthony Watts Williams and Nick Herbert © LAMBS

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".

Mr Soames had called the debate jointly with MP for Arundel and South Downs, Nick Herbert, who pointed out that Mayfield had blighted the area and was now having a marked effect of local house prices.

The developers propose to build 10,000 homes in the countryside between Henfield and Sayers Common.

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Read more on this debate on the Locals Against Mayfield Sprawl website.

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