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?”
“Council made up its mind?” – West Sussex County Times – Letters – July 8 2021Horsham 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 2021Following 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
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].
From the Plough / St Margaret’s in Ifield Village – the geographical centre of the ancient Parish – and Return.
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‘BEATING THE BOUNDS’ – FURTHER INFORMATION