Cllr John Milne states (“District ‘is far from being the only victim'”, WSCT, July 16]:
“We need to fight this together, cross-party and even cross-boundary…The one thing we can’t do…is to sit on our hands and do nothing while the government inflicts GBH on so many of our precious local environments”.
One thing we can do is call upon Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council to create a Joint Area Action Plan [JAAP] – as they did at Kilnwood Vale.
This JAAP could not just oppose central government’s housing numbers [eg by a judicial review], but could also make happen an Ifield Park Local Nature Reserve.
This could be made to happen if there was the joint political will to make it happen.
Richard W. Symonds