JULY 27 2022 – “I CALL UPON CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL, HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL AND WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL TO UNDERTAKE TOGETHER AN INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE HERITAGE ASSESSMENT” AS ADVISED BY HISTORIC ENGLAND IN NOVEMBER 2020 – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – LETTERS

“I CALL UPON CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL, HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL AND WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL TO UNDERTAKE TOGETHER AN INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE HERITAGE ASSESSMENT”, AS ADVISED BY HISTORIC ENGLAND IN NOVEMBER 2020 – CRAWLEY OBSERVER – LETTERS – JULY 27 2022

 

 

Dear Editor

Regarding the proposed large development West of Ifield, Historic England warned two years ago [November 2020]:

“We think it essential that an integrated landscape approach to assessment of heritage assets [both designated and undesignated] is undertaken…The assessment should also consider the likelihood of alterations to drainage and ground water patterns that might lead to in situ decomposition or destruction of below ground archaeological remains and deposits, and can also lead to subsidence of buildings and monuments…The development has the potential to impact on the Grade 1 listed St Margaret’s Church”  

I call upon Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council  and West Sussex County Council to undertake together an Integrated Landscape Heritage Assessment at the earliest opportunity.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society

 

 

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