MAY 25 2024 – THE SATURDAY WALK – ‘THE PRECIOUS GREEN GEM OF IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS – PRIVATE OR PUBLIC LAND?’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH [RETURN BY 1PM]

“Land owned by Homes England is typically considered public land, as Homes England is a government agency tasked with facilitating housing development and regeneration projects”

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“This land is owned by the Commission for the New Towns (CNT) [later morphing into English Partnerships, Homes & Communities Agency and Homes England – Ed], which was the organisation which bought up land for the construction of Crawley New Town in the 1940’s and 1950’s and which still owns substantial areas on the fringes of Crawley. CNT is a government ‘Agency’ whose main concern seems to be to dispose of its remaining land stock as lucratively as possible – the proceeds going to HM Treasury…This pamphlet is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the people of Crawley – and Ifield in particular – for their efforts to preserve a local site of great natural beauty by asserting their claim to stewardship, if not legal ownership, of these precious meadows on behalf of future generations”

Geraint Thomas [writing in an April 1999 pamphlet ‘The Land West of Rusper Road…’ on behalf of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Ifield – CPRI]

Geraint Thomas

MAY 21 2024 – BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF IFIELD – OUR LAND [PUBLIC] OR THEIR LAND [PRIVATE] ?

 

MAY 18 2024 – “IT IS NOT PRIVATE LAND. IT IS PUBLIC LAND” – GREEN PARTY [IAN DICKSON] – REGARDING HOMES ENGLAND’S ‘PRIVATE LAND’ SIGNS IN IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS

 

‘Gem Within The Gem’

 

MAY 20 2024 – “THIS HIDDEN BATTLEGROUND OF GREAT NATURAL BEAUTY” – IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS

 

MAY 21 2024 – “COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW OR WHY THE WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN – WHICH INCLUDES IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS AND IFIELD GOLF CLUB – CHANGED FROM BEING ORCHESTRATED BY A PRIVATE CONSORTIUM TO A PUBLIC BODY” – The Ifield Society