“THE PARISH RIDE & WALK PROTEST” – SATURDAY – JULY 10 2021 – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [TO RETURN 1PM APPROX]

‘THE PARISH RIDE & WALK PROTEST’

“IF ROOKWOOD, WHY NOT IFIELD?”

TO THE PARISH STONE AND GOLF CLUB

SATURDAY – JULY 10 2021

“Homes England and their ‘associates’ can masterplan their 10,000 unilateral wet-dream, but NOT within our ancient Parish and NOT on our Golf course. How will this local plan of insanity for the Golf Club ever get past the Planning Inspector?”

Boundary of the Ancient Parish of Ifield [in red]

“Council made up its mind?” – West Sussex County Times – Letters – July 8 2021
 
Horsham District Council [HDC] “has confirmed that no sites have been allocated in relation to the local plan” [‘No decision yet on strategic housing sites for district’, WSCT, June 24].
 
Yet, regarding the “10,000 at Ifield” [‘Enough is enough’, WSCT, June 24], HDC’s Chairman – Planning Committee (South) stated on June 23 and July 1:
 
The Housing Minister has INSTRUCTED us to build 30,000 houses over the next 25 years.…adjoining Councils (Horsham) have to build houses for councils (Crawley) that have no land to do the same. Ipso facto, land West of Ifield appears a logical site to meet Crawley/Gatwick’s needs”
 
Aside from the Chairman’s questionable logic, these statements sound to me like HDC [meeting on July 15th and 28th] have already made up their minds about the West of Ifield strategic site option – which involves burying the ancient Parish and its Golf Club under 10,000 houses.
 
Richard W. Symonds

 

“Minds already made up” + “Walk” – Crawley Observer – Letters – July 7 2021

Following last week’s long ‘Beat the bounds’ walk along the boundary of the ancient Parish of Ifield, there will be a shorter walk this Saturday – “The Parish Stone Mystery”.
 
Starting promptly from the Plough in Ifield Village at 11am, the walk will finish at the pub around 1pm.
 
Please bring some money for a short bus journey at the start – and maybe a drink at the pub afterwards!
 
Appropriate footwear advised as it is muddy in places.
 
Richard W. Symonds

 

“Parish to get printing…” – West Sussex County Times – Letter – July 1 2021

 

‘BEATING THE BOUNDS’ OF THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD [PHASE 1 – IFIELD GOLF CLUB]

Following the revelation that one strategic development site being considered by Horsham District Council on July 28 will be “10,000 at Ifield” [‘Enough is Enough’, WSCT, June 24], a Parish Map of Ifield will be printed and distributed, and ‘Beating the Bounds’ walks around the ancient Parish boundary will commence on Saturday July 3 and July 10 2021 [11am from the Plough in Ifield Village].

 

Beating the Bounds

“English Villagers of the 13th Century” by George C. Homans [Norton 1975] – Page 368

 

THE ROUTE

From the Plough / St Margaret’s in Ifield Village – the geographical centre of the ancient Parish – and Return.

The Plough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro Bus 2 at Ifield Parade [not 200]
…on the way to Stoneycroft Walk in Ifield West
Stoneycroft Walk Bus Stop

 

 

Stoneycroft Path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Brown Butterfly in abundance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde Hill Bay [Iron industry] – Information provided by Jeremy Peck – Photo by Ian Mulcahy
‘Crowlea’ and the Iron Industry – Crawley Town Centre

 

 

 

 

Black cat jumps over Hyde Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo source: Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cistus [aka Rock Rose]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Margaret’s 13th century church – the geographical centre of the ancient Parish of Ifield.

 

 

 

The Lychgate

 

Wedding Car passing the Old Vicarage in Ifield Street

 

 

 

The Plough

 

END OF WALK

 

 

 

‘BEATING THE  BOUNDS’ – FURTHER INFORMATION

APP CREATED TO BEAT  THE BOUNDS – CHURCH TIMES

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_the_bounds

 

https://www.oss.org.uk/need-to-know-more/information-hub/beating-the-bounds-of-your-local-common-or-green/

 

Beating the bounds