In today’s County Times: Battle for green fields

County Times front page April 9. SUS-150904-102711001
County Times front page April 9. SUS-150904-102711001

‘Outrageous’ plans for an additional 63 homes in Barns Green have been met with widespread opposition from villagers.

In today’s County Times Horsham residents have launched a petition who expect their comments on the council’s housing consultation to be ignored, we have a full report and picture special on Piazza Italia as well as news of the dramatic fire at a Horsham fish and chip shop, while a Horsham man just out of hospital has expressed disappointment at his housing association’s response to a damp problem in his home.

A Faygate resident has warned that more unexploded military material from the Second World War could be found at a development site in the village, Gatwick Airport has appointed a construction project manager to ensure work on a second runway can start immediately should the Government give it the go-ahead, and the Cranleigh Show is set to be held on Father’s Day in 2015.

We look at plans for an oral history project in Billingshurst, a round-up of court results, readers’ letters and news, politics, business, motors, and our WOW entertainments guide.

In South Downs news the five parliamentary candidates for Arundel and South Downs will face two grillings by voters in the space of a week, a summer arts event in Steyning has been planned, we have the results of Steyning Horticultural Society’s spring show along with photos and a report, and a young business duo from Steyning have expressed delight at their five-star rating.

In Horsham district sport we report on the latest management changes at Horsham FC, we have match reports from the football games over the bank holiday weekend as well as cricket season previews, and news from athletics, bowls and darts.