DECEMBER 20 2023 – HOMES ENGLAND’S ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ MASTERPLAN: “CRAWSHAM WILL NEVER HAPPEN” / “NOT OVER UNTIL FINAL WHISTLE” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER FRONT PAGE [ET AL] + LETTERS PAGE

WEST OF IFIELD: “CRAWSHAM WILL NEVER HAPPEN” / “NOT OVER UNTIL FINAL WHISTLE” – CRAWLEY OBSERVER FRONT PAGE [ET AL] + LETTERS PAGE

 

 

 

 

Dear Editor

John Milne, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning & Infrastructure, states [‘Consultation for Local Plan’, WSCT, Dec 14]:

“We’re delighted to finally get it across the line”

Not yet, Cllr. Milne.

Why?

1. Henry Smith, MP for Crawley, presented “a petition in Parliament calling for West of Ifield proposals to be cancelled” [Sussex World, Dec 14].

2. Andrew Griffith, MP for Arundel & South Downs, states [‘Planning is a key theme this week’, WSCT, Dec 14]:

“I stand with residents in opposing their flawed plan”.

3. Michael Jones, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, states [‘Concern over homes plan’, Crawley Observer, Dec 13]:

“West of Ifield proposals…are a step much too far”

4. Public Consultation on the Local Plan commences January 19 2024.

5. The Planning Inspectorate will decide at the end of 2024 whether or not the Local Plan is legally compliant and meets the tests of soundness, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF].

It’s never over until the final whistle.

Yours sincerely

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society

 

DECEMBER 14 2023 – “HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL’S LOCAL PLAN ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ IS BANKRUPT, UNWORKABLE, FLAWED, INSANE AND UNSOUND”

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES [JULY 29 2019] – “HOMES ENGLAND PLAN £3BN CRAWLEY GARDEN VILLAGE” – WEST OF IFIELD – ESTATES GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE [EGI]

 

DECEMBER 23 2023 [THIS SATURDAY] – ‘IN SEARCH OF FRIENDLY DRAGON AT CHRISTMAS’ – A WALK AROUND THE ANCIENT PARISH HERITAGE SITE OF HISTORIC IFIELD [‘1ST PHASE’ OF HOMES ENGLAND’S 10,000 MASTERPLAN] – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD’S HISTORIC VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]