Tag Archives: National Planning Policy Framework

Press Release on Green Spaces & Wildlife at Risk

The Green Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown, Davy Jones, has sounded a warning about how lax planning controls are paving the way for the gradual disappearance of green spaces and wild life habitats, especially on the urban fringe.

Mr Jones is calling for a tightening of national planning legislation

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Ovingdean woodland dispute

I spent a while last week in Longhill Close with local residents who were outraged that a local developer was levelling a woodland site which he owns, that is rich with wildlife and adjoining their road. I am sure we have not heard the last of this issue in Longhill Close – and elsewhere across the City where green spaces are under threat.

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Saltdean residents unhappy with proposed housing development

I was in Saltdean yesterday at an exhibition put on by Hyde Homes who are proposing to build 46 homes on a Greenfield site on the NW edge of Saltdean off Falmer Avenue and Bishopstone Drive.
Local Saltdean residents were very unhappy at the proposal yesterday and raised many objections about the impact on transport and other community facilities.

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Meadow Vale – the plot thickens!

I have previously blogged about my opposition to the proposed housing development at Meadow Vale.
At a packed recent rally in Ovingdean with almost 500 people present, I joined Simon Kirby MP and Nancy Platts, Labour candidate for Kemptown in voicing opposition. The national Labour Party has announced it will retain the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that has so encouraged the developer to push for the Meadow Vale site!

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