SEPTEMBER 24 2020 – PROTECTING WILDLIFE’S ‘GREEN CORRIDOR’ WEST OF IFIELD AND WILLOUGHBY FIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

The Green Corridor West of Ifield [in white]

PROTECTING WILDLIFE’S ‘GREEN CORRIDOR’ WEST OF IFIELD AND WILLOUGHBY FIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

LETTER SUBMISSION – UNPUBLISHED 24/09/2020

Dear Editor

It has been learned Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve is now under threat from development.

West of Ifield’s Green Corridor between Horsham and Crawley must be granted ‘Protected Zone’ status to avoid an environmental and ecological catastrophe.

The whole of the ancient Parish – and beyond – needs to become a designated Local Nature Reserve, so that the ‘rewilding’ of nature can take place to protect over 400 endangered and disappearing species.

How can we make this happen?

By proposing a Joint Area Action Plan [JAAP] to be pioneered by Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Richard W. Symonds 

The Ifield Society

 

Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve [in light green -top middle-right] – proposed Crawley Western Relief Road [in grey] cutting across the Nature Reserve [in light green]
The Ancient Parish of Ifield [boundary shown in green]