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Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:07

Neighbourhood Planning: what you can do

Written by Rodney Chambers

24 May 2012

Under the provisions of the Localism Act groupings of local people are encouraged to formulate Neighbourhood Plans. These are intended to be partly an expression of local preference for amenities and facilities, and partly a means of delivering their part of a District Council Local Plan. After extensive consultation and a mandatory referendum they will have statutory force when planning applications are considered. The most obvious (but not the only) grouping to develop a Neighbourhood Plan is the Parish Council.

East Sussex County Council have give the go ahead to start work on the controversial Bexhill to Hastings Link Road which will "wreck a beautiful part of East Sussex."

23 May 2012

Brighton and Hove City Council's City Plan is their core strategic planning document for the period up to 2030. It deals with crucial issues relating to planning and the use of green space in the city.

The document was approved by the Council's cabinet on May 10 2012 and goes out to consultation from Monday 28 May.

What is your view on the proposals? What should CPRE Sussex's response to them be? You can find out how to make your voice heard on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. We'd also like to hear from you about your reaction to the City Plan. Get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can download a copy of the main report below as well as the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal, but please check on the Brighton & Hove City Council for the latest amendments and annexes.


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9 May 2012

The Sussex Wetlands Conference was co-hosted by The Sussex Wildlife Trust and the University of Brighton and was a very informative and enjoyable day, supported by many people from across Sussex and further afield.

A great many organizations were represented on the day, ranging from professionals in the water industry right through to individuals with a strong interest in our wetlands. There must have been at least 150 delegates all eager to learn more from the likes of ecologists, countryside managers, scientists and specialists.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 16:43

Easton Farm appeal

Written by Rodney Chambers

CPRE Sussex CT continues to fight a proposal for an enormous glasshouse complex at Almodington on the Manhood Peninsula. It is obvious that this proposal will be a significant intrusion into the landscape and will generate a great deal of heavy lorry movement in an area of quiet country lanes and already congested access to the A27.

The local CPRE Mid Sussex district group has responded to the Draft District Plan. Download our response summary and full comments below.

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