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28/04/2019 – Haywards Heath Golf Course - Proposed Development

The Mid Sussex Labour manifesto states that we will ensure development fully complies with the District and Neighbourhood Plans. We believe that the council should put the environment and green space above profit and stand up to speculative developers. To ensure this happens we will provide vigorous challenge and scrutiny of all decision making.

As Lindfield residents, we share your concerns about the impact development of the golf course would have on the identity of our village and the quality of life of its residents.

We have read the information you have provided with great interest, and would support your view that development of the proposed area would put an unacceptable pressure on the local area specifically on roads and traffic flow, local services including GP services and schools, the environment and green spaces, as well as local resources such as water and sewage and will increase the flood risk in the immediate area.

We have spoken to the Policy Department at Mid Sussex District Council and received information from councillors at Lindfield Parish and Lindfield Rural Councils regarding the current situation.

We understand that Lindfield Rural Parish Council has taken steps to register the Haywards Heath Golf Course as an asset of community value to discourage development and we would support this move.

We appreciate that at this point, Lindfield Parish Council is fully aware of the possibility of development however at present this land is not allocated for development by Mid Sussex District Council, although a review of such sites is being undertaken.

We have been advised that a public consultation would need to take place as part of the planning process should it proceed and as District Councillors we would listen to the views of local residents and ensure they are heard and taken into consideration when decisions are made.

Linda is joining the Lindfield Parish Council, and is looking forward to supporting the residents of the village.

We look forward to working with and representing the local community if elected to the District Council. We would strongly oppose this highly inappropriate proposal.

Linda Grace and Lisa Desbruslais

Labour Candidates for Lindfield District Council

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