Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Countryside or Concrete?
Pre-election Television debates between the leaders of the main parties are very much the in the national news at the moment. It is therefore good to see that, here in Horsham on Saturday 21 March,10.00am to 12.30pm, CPRE Sussex is hosting a pre-election hustings for Horsham’s Parliamentary candidates. This will take place at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JF.
Countryside or Concrete is the essential theme because a fundamental issue for communities has been the rewriting and dumbing-down of planning regulations by the Government. This seems to have enabled developers to build where they like on green fields adjoining villages, irrespective of the justified concerns and objections of residents. In Horsham, for example, the Planning Inspector has imposed an apparently arbitrary target of 15,000/16,000 houses on the District. See here for an interesting article on this subject by Roger Smith of CPRE.
CPRE Sussex’s pre-election hustings will be an unprecedented and much needed opportunity for members of the public to put questions to and hear what Conservative, Green, Labour, UKIP and independent Parliamentary Candidates have to say about planning and the future of our countryside, and the rights of communities to decide where development should go.
Book your free place either on line through the CPRE Sussex website:
or by phone: 01825 890975.