Congratulations and thank you to the many people who objected to the development proposals for Friday Street Farm, off Pennine Way. Thanks to a massive “write in” campaign spearheaded by Cllr Alan Shuttleworth, the Wealden Planning committee turned down the plans.
As Alan said, “This was the first large development on the green belt to be turned down. We did it by winning the argument with the planners. The existing flooding problems alone, let alone the proximity to the Pevensey Levels Site of Special Scientific Interest, coupled with existing traffic congestion and air quality issues won the day. Thank you for all your efforts.”
Cllr Harun Miah said: “This was a victory for the people and the environment.”
He added: “It is important that the views of local residents are taken onboard in planning matters.”
Cllr Candy Vaughan said, “There is a real concern about the existing flooding issues in this area.”
Wates Developments have submitted a revised application to build on Friday Street Farm (WD/2020/1391/MAO). We are organising a campaign to stop this building over the green belt and will keep you informed of updates in this campaign.