PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO HOMES ENGLAND’S £3BN MASTERPLAN FOR 10,000 HOUSES WEST OF CRAWLEY ?

Dear Henry Smith MP

Please could you initiate a Public Inquiry into Homes England’s £3bn masterplan for 10,000 houses West of Crawley.

With the Government’s rejection – again – of the urgent appeal by Horsham District Council [HDC] to reduce housing targets, there is very deep concern this will inevitably lead to an illusion of choice for HDC when they finally decide which sites to allocate for development. In other words, the only way to meet these insanely-high targets imposed by this developer-led Government is to ‘green-light’ Homes England’s masterplan.

There is also deep, continuing concern within this community – and beyond – that the former Homes England Chairman Sir Edward Lister has become the Government’s Chief Strategic Adviser.

It is hoped this demand for a Public Inquiry will be favourably received.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society