Residents campaign to block new town at Adversane
This is a paid for advertorial, and does not reflect the view of the West Sussex County Times. It is an announcement by BigSTAND, a coming together of residents groups in Adversane, Billingshurst, Pulborough, North Heath and West Chiltington
A community pressure group has been set up to try to block the development of a new town at Adversane
A group of residents in the towns and villages around Adversane claim that any new town development will have negative impacts, and have called on local people to help stop the proposal.
Members have issued a message, calling on people to:
- Say NO to another new town at Adversane.
- Say NO to the loss of yet more natural habitat.
- Say NO to all the extra traffic and pollution on already busy roads.
- Tell the decision makers NO to 3,000 houses at Adversane.
A spokesperson for the group said people can have their say by joining an online protest: “You just need to click this link and you will go straight to a prepared letter in your name. It will take just a few moments of your time.”
The group spokesman added: “The Sussex countryside is already being lost at an alarming rate to housebuilders. The last thing we need is another new town of three to four bedroom executive commuter homes built on open countryside.
“Adversane is bang in the middle of the known wildlife corridor linking the Mens Nature Reserve in the South Downs National Park, to the Knepp Estate rewilding project, supported by Sir David Attenborough. The Mens is home to the extremely rare Barbastelle bat which is known to forage as far as Knepp.
“Local schools are already at capacity. Doctor’s surgeries are overflowing. The roads are already clogged with all the extra traffic. Billingshurst and Pulborough railway stations do not have enough parking even now.”
The group claims current Government policy is a ‘developer’s charter’ which encourages building on greenfield sites rather than developing brownfield sites, recycling existing buildings and bringing empty homes back into use.
Finally, he added: “Act now to stop Adversane new town and the loss of yet more countryside.”
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