“REJECT THE WEST OF IFIELD HOUSING PLAN AND PROPOSE A WEST OF IFIELD NATURE RESERVE”
THE GREEN PARTY PETITION
It’s clear that a large majority of those in Ifield, Bewbush and Langley Green, along with the rest of Crawley do not want a 10,000 home development to the west of Ifield. It is obvious that this will only damage Crawley and benefit Horsham.
Most political parties are in opposition to this in Crawley, and we are no different in the Crawley Green Party.
We would, however, like to see how many people agree with us that we can go one massive step further, and push for the land West of Ifield to become a Nature Reserve and be better protected as a result.
It won’t be easy, but if enough of us come together to demand this, we can make it happen.
We’ve all talked at length about the easy target for housing our borders make to neighbouring councils, but nobody has really come up with a solution.
We believe that this is a close to perfect solution, that we can all get behind to protect our Green spaces and local wildlife, while also keeping Crawley, Green, attractive and a pleasant place to live for all who call it home.
We propose a West of Ifield Nature Reserve covering the current proposed land for housing, possibly linking up with the existing Willoughby Fields Nature Reserve to the north east.
The people of Ifield value this area for its wildlife and recreational qualities. Crawley would be much poorer without it.
20 APR 2021 —
Thanks to everybody that has signed this petition up to now. All 119 of you!
That’s 119 people in less than a day that are minded to save the West of Ifield countryside and green space. We need to push this petition as hard a we can to get the strongest mandate possible that demonstrates to all councils and organisations this petition is aimed at, that we believe it isn’t the right place to build.
Please share this petition regularly and in prominent places, groups and pages.
It’s important we do this as I believe a Nature Reserve is the best possible answer to the predicament we are in.
Proposed West of Ifield Local Nature Reserve [LNR]