Meeting to discuss new market town - what do you think?

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A proposal to develop 10,000 homes by Henfield will be discussed in a public meeting by local MPs this week.

Mayfield Market Town’s application to develop a new town between Henfield and Sayers Common will be debated by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert, Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames and Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl (LAMBS) representative Anthony Watts-Williams on Friday (October 18).

The development would span 1,200 acres of green fields, woodlands, river and marshland, but neighbouring residents have rallied together to oppose the application for its location and size.

Villagers in Mid Sussex are laying a seven-mile-long yellow ribbon around the countryside earmarked for the 10,000 new homes on Wednesday (Oct 16).

The development also sets out to include a new Academy, at least three primary schools, shops and other community facilities.

Mayfield’s website states: “Mayfield Market Towns believe this is an excellent opportunity to provide much needed new homes for the Horsham and Mid Sussex districts in the medium-to-long term.

“This new development would also relieve pressures to increase development in many of the small, rural villages within these two districts and in sensitive parts of major towns.”

The meeting will be held on Friday, October 18, 7.30pm, at Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks, BN6 8QH - all are welcome to attend.

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