Despite torrential downpours hundreds of people massed on greenfields under threat from large-scale housing development north of Horsham at the weekend.
Organised to raise awareness of Liberty Property Trust’s plans for 2,500 homes and a new business park north of the A264, residents of Horsham, Rusper, and the surrounding villages arrived in force on Saturday morning to make their voices heard.
The crowd of around 300, carrying banners and placards, some walking dogs and wearing t-shirts with campaign slogans, marched on a circular walk through part of the area under threat.
Many spoke of their anger and frustration at Horsham District Council for driving through plans, with some hoping the planning inspector would take their side and throw out proposals.
For full coverage of Saturday’s protest, the council’s three-day exhibition on its planning framework, and the public meeting organised by North Horsham Parish Council on Monday see this Thursday’s County Times.
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