AUGUST 27 2020 – “MAKE IT A LOCAL NATURE RESERVE” / “WHO WILL GIVE LEGAL ADVICE?” / “‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ CHARTER” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES + CHICHESTER OBSERVER

 

 

 

LETTER PUBLISHED – “MAKE IT A LOCAL NATURE RESERVE”

 

Dear Editor

 
According to a Daily Telegraph front page report last June [“Apparently not policy to by-pass”, WSCT, Aug 20], Downing Street stated that Development Corporations are “not our policy”
 
If that is the case, government-quango Homes England cannot deliver their promised £3bn masterplan of 10,000 houses West of Ifield.
 
Without Development Corporation powers, Homes England and their ‘associates’ will be unable to persuade powers-that-be that the ancient Parish of Ifield – with its 1000-year history, ancient woodland and diverse wildlife – is a “Growth Zone”.
 
The best way forward, to avert an environmental, economic and social catastrophe, is to make the whole area a Government-endorsed “Protected Zone” – Ifield Park Local Nature Reserve [LNR] – with Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council implementing a Joint Area Action Plan [JAAP].  
 
 
Richard W. Symonds