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No new traveller site in the South Downs National Park!

1,068 Signatures Goal: 3,000

We strongly object to plans by the Green Administration of Brighton & Hove City Council for a newstatic traveller site in the South Downs National Park at Horsdean. We urge the members of the South Downs National Park Authority to reject any planning application submitted by the Council for a new static traveller site at Horsdean. Residents have campaigned for many years for a South Downs National Park whose aim is to conserve and enhance the wildlife, natural beauty and cultural heritage of the South Downs and to protect it from inappropriate development. We believe that the Greens' plans for a traveller site at Horsdean are in direct contravention of those aims.
This area of land has been protected for generations both by 2 acts of parliament, compulsory purchase ordersand also Sir Herbert Carden, (Councillor 1895-1941 & Mayor 1916-19) bought thousands of acres when it became available, to sell on to the Corporation at cost to protect the water.
Since the development of the original site, evidence is being found to show that the water in Patcham is becoming contaminated at a rate of over double the national average. Patcham can supply nearly half the needs of the Brighton to Shoreham area. With continuing expansion of the City, resulting in increased pressure on the already limited supplies, can we afford to lose this source of drinking water? Please see blogs for further information or contact Patcham and Hollingbury Conservation Association at pahcabrighton@yahoo.co.uk



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Karen Miles - Patcham resident

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 29, 2015
    Sep 29, 2015
    Absolute nonsense
  • Kristy Adams
    Kristy Adams United Kingdom, Brighton
    Jun 29, 2014
    Jun 29, 2014
    I am against a new traveller site being sited at Horsdean in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are the custodians of the landscape for future generations, I fail to see how we could justify the loss of this part of the South Downs National Park to current or future residents of Brighton and Hove.
  • Val Edwards
    Val Edwards United Kingdom, Hove
    Jun 12, 2014
    Jun 12, 2014
    These travellers are a nuisance and take liberties and are once again in Preston Park today Thursday June 12th
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 20, 2014
    May 20, 2014
    Already the water is affected in Patcham. I was threatned in Patcham Village by Travellers in Summer 2012.
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