Aim – To protect and preserve this ancient Parish of Ifield for present and future generations to enjoy – especially Ifield Brook Meadows
CRUCIAL ‘HOMES NATURE’ EXHIBITION THIS SATURDAY [FEB 29] – TO MAKE THE CASE FOR A GATWICK LOCAL NATURE RESERVE TO AVERT AN ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE IN HORSHAM AND CRAWLEY AT IFIELD [BEFORE THE COUNCILS’ LOCAL PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION DEADLINES]
Following on from last Saturday’s initial Exhibition, there will be a crucial ‘Homes Nature’ Exhibition this Saturday at St Margaret’s Lychgate in Ifield Village [Midday to 5pm] – making the case for a Gatwick Local Nature Reserve to avert an environmental catastrophe in Horsham and Crawley at Ifield [before the Councils’ Local Plan Public Consultation deadlines].
‘HOMES NATURE’ EXHIBITION – ST MARGARET’S LYCHGATE IN IFIELD VILLAGE – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 2020 [MIDDAY TO 5PM]
Please continue to submit Display Photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs must have been taken within the proposed Gatwick Local Nature Reserve – eg Ifield Wood Medieval Deer Park, Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve, Ifield Brook Meadows Local Green Space, Ifield Village Conservation Area, Ifield West and Golf Club Ancient Woodland, Ifield Mill Pond, Bewbush Water Gardens and Broadfield Park.
Homes England’s plan for a 10,000 plus housing development ‘West of Ifield’ makes perfect sense only if we accept its insanity (“Frustration over lack of answers” and “Create Gatwick nature reserve”, Letters, Feb 6).
We are being asked to accept “ten per cent biodiversity net gain” and “50 per cent Green Space” while destroying Ifield Golf Course and its Ancient Woodland – and killing its wildlife to extinction. Well, we do not accept this insanity.
This monstrous Homes England plan is beyond nonsense and needs to be ‘blown out of the water’ at the earliest opportunity.
The only way to avert an environmental catastrophe in Horsham and Crawley at Ifield is to create a Gatwick Local Nature Reserve.
Creating ‘mega’ housing developments in this beautiful county will not solve our problems [“More homes for district”, WSCT Front Page, Jan 30].
Here is one solution: create a Gatwick Local Nature Reserve – LNR Gatwick – as an urgent alternative to the ‘environmental catastrophe’ of the Homes England proposals West of Ifield (ie the Ancient Parish of Ifield).
This new Local Nature Reserve can include the old Willoughby Fields Nature Reserve to the north of the Parish, down to Ifield Brook Meadows, Ifield Village Conservation Area, Ifield Golf Course & Woodland and Ifield Mill Pond & Bewbush Water Gardens.
The ‘Green Infrastructure’ is already in place to make that vision possible and viable.