Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /6079
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Housing (Key Questions) Potential Housing Allocations Land North East of Henfield (Mayfield) Land at Mayfield - North East of Henfield View all on this section
Respondent Ditchling Parish Council (Pari… View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Mar 2020
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I am writing to object to the Mayfield Market Town element of the above plan. DitchlingPC_300320.msg
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DitchlingPC_300320.msg

I am writing to object to the Mayfield Market Town element of the above plan on the following grounds:

-there is no need for 7000+ houses to be built on unspoilt green fields and woodland

-we do not need an additional 14000 more cars on our rural roads with no infrastructure improvements, and the increased pressure in respect of Hassocks railway station and associated local parking consequences

-The destruction of iconic views from the South Downs National Park and loss of dark skies at night forever

-The destruction of our historic rural communities and way of life

-The increased risk of even more flooding upstream and downstream from site

-The destruction of the unique wildlife habitat and biodiversity in a landscape unchanged for nearly 100 years

-The increase in air pollution caused by more people and more traffic

-The destruction of villages which will become suburbs of the new town.

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