OCTOBER 20 2021 – TONIGHT [WEDNESDAY] – CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL – FULL COUNCIL MEETING [7.30] – CHARIS CENTRE, WEST GREEN – PUBLIC QUESTION TIME – WEST OF IFIELD

QUESTION – FROM RICHARD SYMONDS OF THE IFIELD SOCIETY “Is the ‘Water Neutrality’ Directive from Natural England a ‘show-stopper’ when…

OCTOBER 14 2021 – “THE LOCAL PLAN PROCESS IS PAUSED” – CLLR CHRIS BROWN – HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL

Chris Brown Councillor for Billingshurst THE LOCAL PLAN PROCESS IS PAUSED: Water Neutrality in Horsham District and its planning implications…

OCTOBER 14 2021 – “NOT ON GREEN FIELDS, NOT JUST JAMMED IN THE SOUTH EAST, BUT…HOMES ON BROWNFIELD SITES IN PLACES WHERE HOMES MAKE SENSE” – PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON

   Boris Johson addressing the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester last week (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Boris Johnson says…

OCTOBER 13 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JOINT STATEMENT FROM SAVE WEST OF IFIELD AND IFIELD SOCIETY REGARDING NATURAL ENGLAND’S DIRECTIVE ON ‘WATER NEUTRALITY’

  NEWS RELEASE Joint Statement – Save West of Ifield and Ifield Society – October 13 2021 Natural England’s Directive…

OCTOBER 8 2021 – “UNITED IN ANGER OVER HOUSING” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES – LETTER BY FENELLA MAITLAND-SMITH – ON BEHALF OF THE SAVE WEST OF IFIELD CAMPAIGN

“UNITED IN ANGER OVER HOUSING” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES [OCT 7 2021] – LETTER BY FENELLA MAITLAND-SMITH [ON BEHALF…

OCTOBER 4 2021 – “WE WILL GIVE PEOPLE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO ENHANCE THE PRIDE THEY FEEL IN THE PLACE THEY LIVE” – RT HON MICHAEL GOVE MP AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR LEVELLING UP, HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES [DLUHC] – AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT?

“We will give people the resources necessary to enhance the pride they feel in the place they live” – Michael Gove…

SEPTEMBER 28 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [SEPTEMBER 28 2019] – LYCHGATE VINTAGE TEA ROOMS AND THE ‘BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF IFIELD’ DISPLAY PRESENTATION

  Display Presentation “Battle For Ifield’s Soul: The Ancient Parish of Ifield” – The ‘Lychgate Vintage Tea & Cake’ event…

SEPTEMBER 17 2021 – HOUSE OF LORDS BUILT ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE – CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON MEETING THE UK’S HOUSING DEMAND – REPORT SUBMISSION BY FENELLA MAITLAND-SMITH AND DAVID BLAIR [COMMITTEE TO SAVE THE WEST OF IFIELD]

House of Lords Built Environment Committee – Call for Evidence on Meeting the UK’s housing demand Response from the Committee…

SEPTEMBER 17 2021 – “IT IS NOT FOR GATWICK AIRPORT LIMITED – A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF IVY HOLDCO LIMITED [A PRIVATE GLOBAL CONSORTIUM] – TO DECIDE WHAT IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST”

“IT IS NOT FOR GATWICK AIRPORT LIMITED – A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF IVY HOLDCO LIMITED [A PRIVATE GLOBAL CONSORTIUM] –…

SEPTEMBER 11 2021 – GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON PLANNING REFORMS: “I HAVE REAL ISSUES WITH PROPOSED PLANNING REFORMS AND UNLESS THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WILL HAVE TO OPPOSE THEM IN PARLIAMENT. THE WEST OF IFIELD PLANS ARE A SALIENT REMINDER OF THAT” – HENRY SMITH – MP FOR CRAWLEY

“Personally, I have real issues with proposed planning reforms and unless there are significant changes will have to oppose them…

SEPTEMBER 11 2021 – GATWICK AIRPORT LIMITED “CONSIDERS IT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST FOR LAND TO CONTINUE TO BE SAFEGUARDED TO ALLOW FOR A NEW RUNWAY TO BE CONSTRUCTED TO THE SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT, IF IT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUTURE” [SOURCE: GATWICK CONSULTATION 2021 – ‘PRELIMINARY ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REPORT [PEIR] – NON TECHNICAL SUMMARY’ – SECTION 3.2.1-5]

GATWICK AIRPORT LIMITED “CONSIDERS IT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST FOR LAND TO CONTINUE TO BE SAFEGUARDED TO ALLOW FOR A…

SEPTEMBER 9 2021 – “THE LAWS, SUCH AS THEY ARE, AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME ARE ROUTINELY BROKEN IN OUR COUNTRYSIDE” – BRIAN MAY [CO-FOUNDER: ‘SAVE ME TRUST – GIVING WILD ANIMALS A VOICE’] – “THOSE IN BREACH MUST BE HELD CRIMINALLY ACCOUNTABLE IF THEY BREAK THE LAW” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS [CO-FOUNDER: THE IFIELD SOCIETY]

“THE LAWS, SUCH AS THEY ARE, AGAINST WILDLIFE CRIME ARE ROUTINELY BROKEN IN OUR COUNTRYSIDE” – BRIAN MAY [CO-FOUNDER: ‘SAVE…

SEPTEMBER 5 2021 – PLANNING VISION FOR GATWICK LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [GATWICK LNR]

SYNTHESIZED PLANNING VISION FOR GATWICK CITY LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [LNR – GATWICK] GATWICK CITY INDEPENDENT PLANNING      https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/machine-designed-natural-product-syntheses-pass-turing-test-for-chemistry/4012727.article  …

SEPTEMBER 2 2021 – “FARMER APPOINTED CHARITY’S FIRST CHAMPION OF HEDGEROW” – WEST SUSSEX GAZETTE – “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO REMOVE A HEDGEROW”

  AUGUST 15 2021 – “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO REMOVE A HEDGEROW”   AUGUST 12 2021 – “HOMES…

AUGUST 29 2021 – BIODIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY AREA [BOA] WITHIN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD – INCLUDING IFIELD GOLF COURSE, ST MARGARET’S PARISH FIELDS, IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS LOCAL GREEN SPACE [LNR], IFIELD MILL POND AND BEWBUSH WATER GARDENS, AND WILLOUGHBY FIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [LNR]

  file:///C:/Users/Symonds/Downloads/Green-Infrastructure-Study%20(1).pdf file:///C:/Users/Symonds/Downloads/ADDENDUM-to-2014-GI-strtgy-Jan2021%20(1).pdf     “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” Seneca

AUGUST 27 2021 – IFIELD BROOK – BIODIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY AREA [BOA] – WILDLIFE CORRIDORS – NATURE RECOVERY NETWORK [NRN] PROJECT – A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL AND SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST – AUGUST 2021

Wilder Horsham District – August 2021 1 Horsham District Nature Recovery Network – Version 1 – August 2021 Introduction Nature…

AUGUST 26 2021 – IFIELD GOLF CLUB: “NOT SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – LETTER BY DENIS TAYLOR + “HOMES ENGLAND CONSORTIUM LAND-GRAB ‘BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER’ BY SHOW-STOPPERS [NPPF, ENVIRONMENT BILL, HEDGEROW REGULATIONS & CLIMATE & ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY BIL]?” + “CRAWLEY MP HENRY SMITH WARNS OF ‘ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE’…….”

  AUGUST 25 2021 – HOMES ENGLAND CONSORTIUM LAND-GRAB ‘BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER’ BY NPPF AND ENVIRONMENT BILL SHOW-STOPPERS?…

AUGUST 26 2021 – CRAWLEY MP HENRY SMITH WARNS OF “ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE” UNLESS LEGAL COMMITMENT MADE TO HALT NATURE’S DECLINE

The potential of nature: Halting wildlife decline will also protect 750,000 jobs, says MP A leading Tory MP yesterday urged…

AUGUST 25 2021 – HOMES ENGLAND CONSORTIUM LAND-GRAB ‘BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER’ BY NPPF AND ENVIRONMENT BILL SHOW-STOPPERS? – AN ANALYSIS

  AUGUST 25 2021 – HOMES ENGLAND CONSORTIUM LAND-GRAB ‘BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER’ BY NPPF AND ENVIRONMENT BILL SHOW-STOPPERS?…

AUGUST 24 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [APRIL 15 2009] – “CONSORTIUM EYES UP GOLF LAND FOR HOMES – DEVELOPERS WANT TO CONCRETE OVER IFIELD GOLF CLUB” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER

  AUGUST 25 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [AUGUST 15 2007] – “WREATHS LAID FOR THREATENED GOLF COURSE” – CRAWLEY…

AUGUST 23 2021 – HOMES ENGLAND’S RESPONSE TO A CONSTITUENT OF THE CRAWLEY MP HENRY SMITH – CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE INQUIRY INTO HOMES ENGLAND AND THE WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT + THE CONSTITUENT’S RESPONSE

  Dear Richard Symonds Further to our previous correspondence regarding your concerns over the actions of Homes England with reference…

THE SATURDAY WALK [AUGUST 28] – ‘IFIELD VILLAGE & OLD POUND COTTAGE TRAIL’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD [RETURN BY 1PM APPROX]

THE SATURDAY WALK [AUGUST 28] – ‘IFIELD VILLAGE & OLD POUND COTTAGE TRAIL’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD…

AUGUST 21 2021 – “GREAT WALK ALONG ‘THE MILLERS TRAIL’. HAD TO FIND CROSSING PLACES, AS HOMES ENGLAND HAD DESTROYED THE BRIDGES” – ALEX CAMERON

Great walk along The Millers Trail. Had to find crossing places, as Homes England had destroyed the bridges Alex Cameron…

AUGUST 20 2021 – “WE…TARGET LOCAL AUTHORITIES WHOSE PLANNING IS IN…DISARRAY AND VULNERABLE TO QUICK APPLICATION FOR A SUITABLE SITE…” – DAVID GLADMAN – CHAIRMAN OF GLADMAN DEVELOPERS

  AUGUST 15 2020 – GLADMAN DEVELOPMENTS LTD – “A PREDATORY WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING IN IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS AND…

AUGUST 19 2021 – HOMES ENGLAND AND HEDGEROW DESTRUCTION – “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO REMOVE A HEDGEROW”

  HOMES ENGLAND AND HEDGEROW DESTRUCTION – “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO REMOVE A HEDGEROW”   ‘HOMES ENGLAND &…

TRESPASS WALK IV – SATURDAY AUGUST 21 – ‘THE GREENWAY MILLER’S TRAIL’ – “PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVERBANK WALK IN SUSSEX” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM APPROX]

TRESPASS WALK IV – SATURDAY AUGUST 21 – ‘THE GREENWAY MILLER’S TRAIL’ – “PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVERBANK WALK IN…

AUGUST 15 2021 – “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO REMOVE A HEDGEROW”

  “THE DEATH OF RURAL IFIELD AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ANCIENT PARISH?” BY DAVID MOON   “THE DEATH OF…

“NEXT TRESPASS WALK’ PLANNED / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – LETTERS – AUGUST 11 2021

AUGUST 13 2021 – RECORD AND REGISTER UNRECORDED AND UNREGISTERED ANCIENT PARISH PATHS – NOW – STARTING WITH ‘THE MILLERS TRAIL’

RECORD AND REGISTER UNRECORDED AND UNREGISTERED ANCIENT PARISH PATHS – NOW – STARTING WITH ‘THE MILLERS TRAIL’     https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-plans-to-simplify-recording-rights-of-way…

AUGUST 13 2021 – ENGLISH COUNCILS WHICH HAVE NOT DECLARED A CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY – ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN WEST SUSSEX ARE CALLING FOR COUNCILS TO HAVE A LEGAL DUTY TO CONSIDER CLIMATE CHANGE IN PLANNING APPLICATIONS – AHEAD OF THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMIT 2021 + ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION

Council policies often inconsistent with climate goals By Shelley Phelps BBC News August 13 2021 – Published 5 hours ago Climate…

FROM THE ARCHIVES [10 YEARS AGO] – AUGUST 31 2011 – “ANCIENT AREA IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER [REGISTERED AND UNREGISTERED FOOTPATHS]

Dear Editor By not registering unregistered footpaths at County Hall Chichester, Ifield Brook Meadows – in the ancient Parish of…

AUGUST 12 2021 – “HOMES ENGLAND ARE BREAKING THE LAW WHEN PREVENTING ACCESS TO ANCIENT FIELD PATHS AND DESTROYING OLD HEDGEROWS, WILDLIFE HABITATS AND ANCIENT WOODLAND. BIODIVERSITY IS DECREASED BY THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS” – DAVID MOON – COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER

“HOMES ENGLAND ARE BREAKING THE LAW WHEN PREVENTING ACCESS TO ANCIENT FIELD PATHS AND DESTROYING OLD HEDGEROWS, WILDLIFE HABITATS AND…

AUGUST 12 2021 – “NEXT ‘TRESPASS WALK’ PLANNED” – LETTERS – CRAWLEY OBSERVER [AUGUST 11] AND WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES [AUGUST 12]

  West Sussex County Council Public Footpaths [in purple]. Other paths [in yellow]. Homes England ‘Private Land’ signage [in letters].…

AUGUST 8 2021 – “WE COMPLETELY APPRECIATE THE NEED FOR NEW HOUSES, BUT THEY NEED TO BE BUILT ON BROWNFIELD SITES…NOT ON GREENFIELD SITES OF HIGH NATURE VALUE” – SIR CHARLES BURRELL AND ISABELLA TREE – “THE KING AND QUEEN OF REWILDING” AT KNEPP CASTLE ESTATE IN WEST SUSSEX – THE TELEGRAPH – AUGUST 8 2021

King and Queen of rewilding: ‘We are not hypocrites’  Charles Burrell and Isabella Tree have been criticised for selling off…

AUGUST 5 2021 – “JOHNSON AND JENRICK SHOULD BE CALLED UPON TO RESIGN, AND HOMES ENGLAND DISBANDED AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. PUT SIMPLY, HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL WAS BEING SET UP TO FAIL BY THE GOVERNMENT”

“JOHNSON AND JENRICK SHOULD BE CALLED UPON TO RESIGN, AND HOMES ENGLAND DISBANDED AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. PUT SIMPLY, HORSHAM…

AUGUST 4 2021 – “PROTEST AGAINST THOUSANDS OF NEW HOMES GOES AHEAD DESPITE LOCAL PLAN MEETING’S CANCELLATION” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER + WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES

  Protest against thousands of new homes goes ahead despite local plan meeting’s cancellation A last-minute change in government planning…

AUGUST 2 2021 – “‘BEING SEEN AS THE PARTY CONCRETING OVER OUR COUNTRYSIDE , OR RAMMING HOUSING ESTATES INTO SUBURBAN GREEN SPACES, WILL BE ELECTORAL SUICIDE. BORIS NEEDS TO GET A GRIP ON THIS’ – LEADING TORY REBEL” [DAILY MAIL ARTICLE] + “THIS TORY GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO GET A GRIP ON ONE OF ITS OUT-OF-CONTROL QUANGOS – HOMES ENGLAND” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS – THE IFIELD SOCIETY

“BEING SEEN AS THE PARTY CONCRETING OVER OUR COUNTRYSIDE , OR RAMMING HOUSING ESTATES INTO SUBURBAN GREEN SPACES, WILL BE…

JULY 30 2021 – “IF THE LEGAL TEAM AT HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL [HDC] HAD NOT COURAGEOUSLY STEPPED IN AT THE ‘ELEVENTH HOUR’, AND THE FULL COUNCIL HAD ‘GREEN-LIGHTED’ ITS CABINET RECOMMENDATIONS, THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANNING INSPECTOR WOULD HAVE REJECTED HDC’S LOCAL PLAN. WHY? BECAUSE THE PLAN WOULD NOT HAVE CONFORMED TO THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW NPPF REQUIREMENTS. THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING QUANGO HOMES ENGLAND – ALONG WITH THEIR DEVELOPERS – WOULD THEN HAVE HAD THE POWER TO DO EXACTLY AS THEY PLEASED – AND ‘GO HANG’ LOCAL DEMOCRACY AND THE COMMUNITY. HDC’S LEGAL TEAM SHOULD BE HONOURED BY THE QUEEN FOR SAVING WHAT IS LEFT OF OUR DEMOCRACY. JOHNSON AND JENRICK SHOULD BE CALLED UPON TO RESIGN. AND HOMES ENGLAND DISBANDED, AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS – THE IFIELD SOCIETY

“IF THE LEGAL TEAM AT HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL [HDC] HAD NOT COURAGEOUSLY STEPPED IN AT THE ‘ELEVENTH HOUR’, AND THE…

JULY 29 2021 – “DEVELOPERS TO BE BANNED FROM BUILDING ON LAND IN DANGER OF FLOODING” – DAILY TELEGRAPH + “WHICH PART OF ‘NOT CURRENTLY DEVELOPABLE’ DID HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET FAIL TO UNDERSTAND” + HDPF/NPPF LEGAL REQUIREMENTS + “TO MY MIND, IT’S ALL OVER FOR THE HOMES ENGLAND WEST OF IFIELD MASTERPLAN. DEAD IN THE WATER” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS – THE IFIELD SOCIETY + ‘THE TRESPASS SATURDAY WALK’ + BBC COVERAGE

  Developers to be banned from building on land in danger of flooding By Lucy Fisher, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR 29 July 2021 •…

JULY 28 2021 – ‘IN TATTERS’ – HOMES ENGLAND’S ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN AND BORIS JOHNSON’S NEW PLANNING REFORMS

‘IN TATTERS’ – HOMES ENGLAND’S ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN AND BORIS JOHNSON’S NEW PLANNING REFORMS   “I think those in…

JULY 27 2021 – “WILL TOMORROW’S HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING AT PARKSIDE [28TH] BE CANCELLED BECAUSE ITS FULL COUNCIL HAVE INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION REGARDING SA 101 LAND WEST OF IFIELD?”

“WILL TOMORROW’S HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING AT PARKSIDE [28TH] BE CANCELLED BECAUSE ITS FULL COUNCIL HAVE INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO MAKE…

SA 101 – LAND WEST OF IFIELD: “WHICH PART OF ‘NOT CURRENTLY DEVELOPABLE’ DID HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET FAIL TO UNDERSTAND TWO WEEKS AGO ON JULY 15TH ?”

SA 101 – LAND WEST OF IFIELD: “WHICH PART OF ‘NOT CURRENTLY DEVELOPABLE’ DID HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET FAIL TO…

JULY 24 2021 – “A REBELLION IS STIRRING IN BORIS JOHNSON’S BACKYARD” – NEW YORK TIMES

“A REBELLION IS STIRRING IN BORIS JOHNSON’S BACKYARD” – NEW YORK TIMES – JULY 24 2021   http://ifieldsociety.org.uk/index.php/2021/07/23/july-23-2021-west-of-ifield-homes-england-propose-meeting-with-residents-after-day-of-council-vote-on-controversial-plans-west-sussex-county-times-crawley-observer/   JULY…

JULY 23 2021 – “BUT ALL OUR COUNCILLORS, ELECTED BY AND ULTIMATELY ANSWERABLE TO THE PUBLIC, SHOULD GO INTO WEDNESDAY’S MEETING AND VOTE FOR THE COURSE OF ACTION THEY INDIVIDUALLY THINK IS THE RIGHT ONE, AND NOT BE SWAYED BY WHAT THEIR POLITICAL PARTY BELIEVES THEY SHOULD DO” – EDITORIAL COMMENT – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES

“BUT ALL OUR COUNCILLORS, ELECTED BY AND ULTIMATELY ANSWERABLE TO THE PUBLIC, SHOULD GO INTO WEDNESDAY’S MEETING AND VOTE FOR…

JULY 22 2021 – “HOW CAN THIS PROCESS EVEN BE DESCRIBED AS A ‘VOTE’? IT IS ENDORSEMENT BY MANIPULATION” – REVD NICK FLINT – RUSPER PARISH CHURCH – “THEN IT’S A RIGGED VOTE” – RICHARD W. SYMONDS – THE IFIELD SOCIETY

“HOW CAN THIS PROCESS EVEN BE DESCRIBED AS A ‘VOTE’? IT IS ENDORSEMENT BY MANIPULATION” – REVD NICK FLINT –…

JULY 21 2021 – “‘CALL FOR SANITY’ IGNORED – WEST OF IFIELD PLANS ALREADY A ‘DONE DEAL'” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER + WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES

              ‘Call for sanity’ ignored as West of Ifield plans move to next stage…

‘THE TRESPASS WALK’ – PARISHIONERS’ REVOLT III – IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS AND ST MARGARET’S PARISH FIELDS – SATURDAY – JULY 31 – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]

‘THE TRESPASS WALK’ – PARISHIONERS’ REVOLT III – IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS AND ST MARGARET’S PARISH FIELDS – SATURDAY – JULY…

JULY 17 2021 – SA 101 [LAND WEST OF IFIELD]: “WHAT PART OF ‘NOT CURRENTLY DEVELOPABLE’ DOES HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET FAIL TO UNDERSTAND?”

SA 101 [LAND WEST OF IFIELD]: “WHAT PART OF ‘NOT CURRENTLY DEVELOPABLE’ DOES HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET FAIL TO UNDERSTAND?”…

JULY 15 2021 – “DESPITE MASSIVE LOCAL OPPOSITION, SPINELESS HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET APPROVES HOMES ENGLAND’S MONSTROUS £3BN MASTERPLAN OF 10,000 HOUSES, BURYING IFIELD GOLF COURSE UNDER CONCRETE & TARMAC, CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE, AND CONDEMNING THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD TO A NIGHTMARE ‘GIANT BUILDING SITE’ FOR YEARS TO COME”

“DESPITE MASSIVE LOCAL OPPOSITION, SPINELESS HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL CABINET APPROVES HOMES ENGLAND’S MONSTROUS £3BN MASTERPLAN OF 10,000 HOUSES, BURYING IFIELD…

JUNE 27 2021 – ON BBC’S ‘ANY QUESTIONS?’ LAST FRIDAY, HOUSING MINISTER ROBERT JENRICK WRECKED HOMES ENGLAND’S MASTERPLAN TO BUILD 10,000 HOUSES ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ AND BEYOND ?

ON BBC’S ‘ANY QUESTIONS?’ LAST FRIDAY [JUNE 25], HOUSING MINISTER ROBERT JENRICK WRECKED HOMES ENGLAND’S MASTERPLAN TO BUILD 10,000 HOUSES…

JUNE 27 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [JUNE 27 2015] – “THE EEYORE EYESORES” – HOMES ENGLAND ‘PRIVATE LAND’ SIGNS – REMAIN IN PLACE WITHIN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD [DESPITE PROMISE ON BBC TO DISMANTLE THEM SIX YEARS AGO]

  June 27 2015 ‘Eeyore’s Eyesores’ Ramblette [short walks around the ancient Parish of Ifield] took place this morning. Eeyore…

JUNE 21 2021 – “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”: BRAKE HARD – NOW – OR FACE AN ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CATASTROPHE, THANKS TO HOMES ENGLAND’S MONSTROUS 10,000 HOUSING MASTERPLAN WEST OF IFIELD AND BEYOND

  Horsham housebuilding: Time to put a brake on it say residents A new call is being made for a…

MAY 31 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [JANUARY 10 2012] – JAMES FARMER – LORD OF THE MANOR OF IFIELD – “STOPPED THE FIELDS WEST OF THE CHURCH BEING BUILT ON, SO PRESERVING THE CHARACTER OF THE VILLAGE” – REVD JOHN WALL – CHURCH TIMES

  Diary Church Times 10 JANUARY 2012 by John Wall Praise the Lord “THE problem these days”, he said, drawing himself…

MAY 30 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [MAY 30 2013] – “BEAUTY SPOT COULD BE NEEDED FOR HOUSING”

  Cllr Peter Smith – May 30 2013 [8 years ago] “Crawley Borough Council are supporting the LNR at Ifield…

‘CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE WEEK’ – JUNE 5TH TO 13TH 2021 – TWO IFIELD SOCIETY MINI-TOURS AROUND THE ANCIENT CEMETERY OF ST MARGARET’S PARISH CHURCH [1] JUNE 5 – HERITAGE & HUMANITY [2] JUNE 12 – NATURE & WILDLIFE

            As part of ‘Caring for God’s Acre Week’ [June 5-13], two short walks – mini-tours…

MAY 29 2021 – “HIGH DRAMA AT THE HAWTH THEATRE LAST NIGHT” – LABOUR-INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE AT CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL AFTER ‘NO CONFIDENCE VOTE’ BACK-FIRES ON TORIES – FULL COUNCIL MEETING AT THE HAWTH THEATRE – FRIDAY – MAY 28 2021

Labour reaches deal with Independent over Crawley Borough Council administration A deal over the running of Crawley Borough Council for…

MAY 23 2021 – “BORIS JOHNSON’S LEGACY COULD BE THE CONCRETING OVER OF ENGLAND” – THE GUARDIAN

Boris Johnson’s legacy could be the concreting over of England Phillip Inman – Guardian Keeping the housing market spinning has…

“THE FRIENDLY SWAMP MONSTER OF IFIELD WOOD” – PARISH HERITAGE RAMBLETTE – A SHORT WALK IN PICTURES – SATURDAY MAY 29 2021 – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]

Next Saturday’s Parish Ramblette [May 29 2021] – a Short Walk to Ifield Wood Common and The Ponds – 11am…

MAY 20 2021 – ‘IFIELD AND BEYOND – 4 MILE WALK’ BOOKLETTE + NATIONAL WALKING MONTH [MAY 2021] – HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL – YOUTUBE CHANNEL + INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY [MAY 22 2021]

  ‘Ifield & Beyond – A Taste of the Sussex Countryside – 4 Mile Walk’ [Booklette available at info@ifieldsociety.org.uk or…

MAY 13 2021 – WEST OF IFIELD – IFIELD GOLF CLUB – HOMES ENGLAND – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST: “ARE YOU ABLE TO CONFIRM THE PRICE FOR WHICH THE LAND WAS ACQUIRED AS WELL AS WHETHER ANY AGENTS WERE INVOLVED IN THE SALE?”

  https://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ppd/search £26,335,000   https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/985457/RFI3391_-_Ifield_Golf_Club.pdf Date: 26 April 2021 Our Ref: RFI3391 Tel: 0300 1234 500 Email: infogov@homesengland.gov.uk OFFICIAL Making…

MAY 5 2021 – THE RUSPER PARISH COUNCIL REJECTION OF HOMES ENGLAND ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN + LETTER TO THE HOUSING MINISTER FROM THE LEADER OF CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

  Response to Homes England “Consultation” on “West of Ifield” Proposals from Rusper Parish Council | Rusper Parish Council (rusper-pc.org.uk)…

MAY 1 2021 – PLANNING THE CREATION OF A WEST OF IFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [LNR] – PART 1: MAY DAY MILLENNIUM GREENWAY WALK – “THE MILLER’S TRAIL – A WALK BACK THROUGH TIME” – IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS, MILL POND AND WATER GARDENS

The Millennium Greenway – Ifield section – Crawley Borough Council                

APRIL 30 2021 – “DOUBLE LIFE OF JOHNSON’S ALLY [AND FORMER HOMES ENGLAND CHAIRMAN – ED] RAISES AWKWARD CONFLICT OF INTEREST QUESTIONS” – FINANCIAL TIMES

Sir Edward Lister – Baron Udny-Lister – Lord Udny-Lister – Wiki Commons “DOUBLE LIFE OF JOHNSON’S ALLY [AND FORMER HOMES…

APRIL 30 2021 – THE GREEN PARTY SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT CALL FOR ‘ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY’ WEST OF IFIELD

We are happy to announce that if elected, our candidates will fully support any proposals to declare an Ecological Emergency…

APRIL 28 2021 – INDEPENDENT CALL FOR WEST OF IFIELD ‘ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY’ DECLARATION + RESPONSE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE + GREEN PARTY SUPPORT FOR ‘ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY’ DECLARATION

INDEPENDENT ELECTION CANDIDATE PROPOSES DECLARATION OF ‘ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY’ WEST OF IFIELD Councillor who quit Labour Party standing again as independent…

APRIL 25 2021 – “IFIELD & BEYOND – A TASTE OF THE SUSSEX COUNTRYSIDE” VS “THE MEADOWS” – HOMES ENGLAND WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT

“IFIELD & BEYOND – A TASTE OF THE SUSSEX COUNTRYSIDE”   West of Ifield and Ifield Brook Meadows – “Ifield…

APRIL 23 2021 – “WHAT DISCUSSIONS HAS…THE ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY HAD WITH…THE COMMUNITIES SECRETARY ABOUT NOT BUILDING NEW HOMES ON FLOOD-RISK AREAS, SUCH AS THE PROPOSED WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT?” – HENRY SMITH CONSERVATIVE, CRAWLEY – HOUSE OF COMMONS [APRIL 22 2021]

  https://www.henrysmith.info/news/henry-smith-mp-raises-importance-not-building-new-homes-flood-risk-areas   “WHAT DISCUSSIONS HAS…THE ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY HAD WITH…THE COMMUNITIES SECRETARY ABOUT NOT BUILDING NEW HOMES ON FLOOD-RISK AREAS, SUCH…

APRIL 23 2021 – WEST OF IFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [LNR] AND THE MAY ELECTIONS – THE GREEN PARTY

West Sussex County Council election – parties pitch for your votes With West Sussex County Council elections just weeks away…

APRIL 19 2021 – “REJECT THE WEST OF IFIELD HOUSING PLAN AND PROPOSE A WEST OF IFIELD NATURE RESERVE” – THE GREEN PARTY PETITION

“REJECT THE WEST OF IFIELD HOUSING PLAN AND PROPOSE A WEST OF IFIELD NATURE RESERVE” THE GREEN PARTY PETITION  …

APRIL 2021 – THE HILLTOP BLUEBELLS OF IFIELD WOOD – A HIDDEN SUSSEX HERITAGE SITE

THE HILLTOP BLUEBELLS OF IFIELD WOOD – A HIDDEN SUSSEX HERITAGE SITE   Calling all springtime lovers of nature! Visit…

APRIL 8 2021 – “COUNCIL BLAMES WHITEHALL FOR KNEPP DEVELOPMENT THREAT”

http://www.ancienttreeforum.co.uk/grazing-re-wilding-and-the-ancient-tree-landscapes-of-knepp/ Council blames Whitehall for Knepp development threat Gareth Simkins 08 Apr 2021 ENDS The leader of a West Sussex…

APRIL 8 2021 – “FREE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF SUSSEX” – SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST

RSPB – GIVING NATURE A HOME https://view.email.rspb.org.uk/?qs=19c526cd2794b18b28985c9c8336fc4f6fdf7fac0c10016aaa1964f24ca04a2a09be75e6f650d744853f781951644e67a0cf5568b762401dec3bbd122e05f594044507bc42a755f1f3dd91716886ae33f6308ece35d3316e   https://view.email.rspb.org.uk/?qs=de5e9de769d9f1ebd5daaab55f09ba71fcac0fa46bd0146ab95d4fe32b55bee19d3a031604e4b38d0cfe401c997e6feacfbd702f8e763a62b12f87ffd5a9d36c02e98dadd6bda20d26b4e522bfc071a3fd1fa83268e74db3   CPRE AND KNEPP REWILDING CPRE Sussex Festival of Spring  …

MARCH 31 2021 – “TOWN ‘DOESN’T WANT THIS HUGE NEW DEVELOPMENT’ – OPPOSITION TO HOMES ENGLAND’S HOUSING PLANS FOR WEST OF IFIELD GROWS” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – FRONT PAGE

  West of Ifield development – Crawley ‘doesn’t want another great add-on to town’ https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/west-of-ifield-development-crawley-doesnt-want-another-great-add-on-to-town-3185175 Crawley residents ‘don’t want to…

MARCH 22 2021 – MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES AND CRAWLEY OBSERVER – “WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE SAME LEVEL OF RESPONSE TO THE IFIELD PLAN. IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS…”

Many thanks for your email. We are currently working on an update to the west of Ifield development, which should…

MARCH 20 2021 – FROM THE ARCHIVES [MAY 10 1933] – THE TATLER – “IFIELD GOLF LINKS, NEAR CRAWLEY…IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSES IN THE WHOLE OF THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND”

The Tatler – May 10 1933 – ‘Concerning Golf’ by Henry Longhurst A VIEW OF THE SIXTH HOLE OF THE…

MARCH 19 2021 – “SAVE OUR SKYLARKS – SOS” – ‘SKYLARK FIELD’ UNDER THREAT IN THE CENTRE OF THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD [AND LIKELY LOCATION OF THE ‘QUARTER MILE’ ROMAN ROAD] – BEHIND ST MARGARET’S 13TH CENTURY PARISH CHURCH

  “SAVE OUR SKYLARKS SOS”   “The Skylark Field” [centre of picture in yellow] – and likely location of ‘The…

MARCH 10 2021 – “WILDER HORSHAM DISTRICT” – SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST – ANCIENT PARISH AND MANOR OF IFIELD [‘WEST OF IFIELD’] AND ST. LEONARD’S FOREST

    Wilder Horsham District In this section About Wilder Horsham District Wilder Horsham District: Why take action? Wilder Horsham…

MARCH 8 2021 – CORRECTION [MARCH 18 2021] – CARTER JONAS WERE – NOT HAVE BEEN – “COMMISSIONED BY A CONSORTIUM OF HOMES ENGLAND, WELBECK LAND, RYDON AND WATES TO PLAN THIS…SITE AS A COMPREHENSIVE URBAN EXTENSION OF THE TOWN” – ‘CRAWLEY GARDEN VILLAGE’

MARCH 8 2021 – CARTER JONAS WERE [IN 2019] – NOT HAVE BEEN – “COMMISSIONED BY A CONSORTIUM OF HOMES…

MARCH 6 2021 – “WEST OF IFIELD” AND GOLF CLUB – FIRST PHASE OF ‘THE CONSORTIUM’ MASTERPLAN OF 10,000 HOUSES

“WEST OF IFIELD” AND GOLF CLUB – FIRST PHASE OF ‘THE CONSORTIUM’ MASTERPLAN OF 10,000 HOUSES Carter Jonas have been…

MARCH 5 2021 – “VAGUE PROMISES WON’T SOLVE THIS” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES – LETTERS – 04/03/2021

  “VAGUE PROMISES WON’T SOLVE THIS” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES – LETTER FROM KIM THURLOWAY OF IFIELD – MARCH…

MARCH 3 2021 – “WHENEVER WE HEAR A SKYLARK SING, OR SEE A BUTTERFLY ON THE WING, WE WILL THINK OF YOU” – ON THIS DAY – 16 YEARS AGO – MARCH 3 2005 – JAMES HAVERS DIED [AGED 39] – IFIELD SOCIETY CO-FOUNDER

Flying Skylark (Alauda arvensis) in Frankfurt, Germany Quartl/Wikimedia Commons “THE MAN WHO LOVED IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS” – JAMES R. HAVERS RIP…

FEBRUARY 18 2021 – “H. MONK – GROCER AND PORK BUTCHER” – HARROW COTTAGE BY THE OLD PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE – CIRCA 1904

Alfred Monk [1877-1937] or George Monk [1881-1952] and their sisters outside Harrow Cottage –  the family shop and home “H.…

FEBRUARY 10 2021 – LYCHGATE COTTAGES AT ST MARGARET’S CHURCH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [GRADE II LISTED] – THE GEOGRAPHICAL CENTRE OF THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD

LYCHGATE COTTAGES AT ST MARGARET’S CHURCH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [GRADE II LISTED] – THE GEOGRAPHICAL CENTRE OF THE ANCIENT PARISH…

JANUARY 24 2021 – A POEM IN PICTURES [ON SEEING FALLING SNOW EARLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING IN THE VILLAGE OF IFIELD]

  Snow, oh falling snow! Oh, thank you! Welcome snow! Lifting weary hearts Dooming dreary thoughts Rise, oh broken soul!…

DECEMBER 18 2020 – CEMETERIES AS GATEKEEPERS OF HISTORY – 1. ST MARGARET’S PARISH CHURCH CEMETERY IN IFIELD VILLAGE

  DECEMBER 18 2020 – LATE BRONZE AGE TO ROMAN ERA SETTLEMENT WITHIN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD [CIRCA 1200BC…

DECEMBER 2 2020 – FIELDS IN TRUST

  https://r1.technology-trust-news.org/6LZN-4AYC-D4011ADDA26439901OMFFPAF09B965A0C1B21F/cr.aspx?v=1   Tell us about your local park. View this email online Green Spaces for Good My park is…

NOVEMBER 29 2020 – “HOMES ENGLAND PURCHASE IFIELD GOLF CLUB LAND” [WITH PUBLIC MONEY – OUR MONEY AS TAXPAYERS]

“HOMES ENGLAND PURCHASE IFIELD GOLF CLUB LAND” [WITH TAXPAYERS MONEY] CBC have been notified by Homes England that they have…

NOVEMBER 25 2020 – “WE HAVE BOUGHT THE LAND OF IFIELD GOLF CLUB TO HELP ENSURE WE CAN BUILD THE NEW HOMES THAT ARE NEEDED…” – KEN GLENDINNING – HOMES ENGLAND PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN – WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25 2020 – 5.35PM – ON TWITTER

Homes England – Autumn Engagement Event   PETITION https://www.change.org/p/horsham-borough-council-stop-the-build-of-10-000-houses-across-ifield-west?   Homes England revamps land disposal process to help SMEs  …

NOVEMBER 23 2020 – HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL URGED TO ABANDON HOMES ENGLAND ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN – AFTER REFUSAL TO COOPERATE WITH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

    5th November 2020 Dear Henry Thank you for your correspondence from wildlife and traffic surveys undertaken in [sic]…

NOVEMBER 22 2020 – “WE MUST PUT THE LOCAL PLAN ON HOLD”

  The Prime Minister has pledged to invest a further £40m to protect the environment, address the biodiversity loss, create…

NOVEMBER 18 2020 – IFIELD GOLF CLUB – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT ON HOMES ENGLAND

IFIELD GOLF CLUB – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT ON HOMES ENGLAND   Our fight to secure the future of Ifield Golf Club…

NOVEMBER 16 2020 – “GOOD TO SEE REFERENCE IN TELEGRAPH ABOUT ROBERT JENRICK LOOKING TO…REBALANCED DEMAND FOR HOUSING OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH EAST” – SIMON DUDLEY – HOMES ENGLAND

Simon Dudley  @MrSimonDudley 15 Nov 2020 “Good to see reference in @Telegraph about @RobertJenrick looking to locate a significant amount of @mhclg in the @midsengine. #LevellingUp means decentralising…

NOVEMBER 15 2020 – “THIS IS NOT ABOUT MP’S OBJECTING TO DEVELOPMENT. IT IS HOW DEVELOPMENT IS DONE SENSITIVELY…CONCRETING OVER LARGE PARTS OF RURAL AND SUBURBAN ENGLAND, WITH NO DEMOCRATIC RIGHT OF COMMUNITIES TO APPEAL, AS THE ALGORITHM AND WHITE PAPER SUGGEST, WILL UNDERMINE MUCH OF THE GOOD WE ARE INTENDING TO DO” – BOB SEELY MP

New homes plan revised after Tory backlash By Jessica Parker BBC political correspondent IMAGE COPYRIGHT GETTY IMAGES The government is set…

NOVEMBER 13 2020 – THE IFIELD PARISHIONERS REVOLT – BATTLE FOR THE PARISH SOUL AND BEYOND

“CALL TO GET IFIELD PLAN REMOVED” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES “Call to get Ifield plan removed”, West Sussex County…

NOVEMBER 11 2020 – “THE OBSESSION WITH BUILDING MORE HOMES IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ISN’T THE ANSWER TO OUR HOUSING WORRIES”… ‘SOUTH IS GETTING TOO MUCH OF THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSEBUILDING FUNDS…WE KNOW THAT DEVELOPERS ARE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO TAKE ON MORE PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH SINCE THE PROFIT MARGINS ARE EVEN HEALTHIER’

Opinion: South is getting too much of the Government’s housebuilding funds MORTGAGES AND HOME John Fitzsimons Updated on 10 November…