Latest news on Center Parcs’ proposed Oldhouse Warren development
Center Parcs has selected Oldhouse Warren – a site of high environmental value – for a new ‘village’ development.
Crawley Borough Council, in a full Council meeting on 19 October passed a cross-party motion opposing Center Parc’s proposed scheme, based on the environmental concerns expressed by CPRE Sussex and the other members of the Sussex Planning for Nature group.
Crawley’s MP, Henry Smith has also publicly opposed the development.
Credit to the Protect Oldhouse Warren campaign group who led this issue.
Oldhouse Warren within Worth Forest is an integral part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This ancient woodland site is a habitat rich with nationally rare archaeological and ecological features, including veteran trees, and also neighbours a Site of Special Scientific Interest comprising rare ancient ghyll woodland.