Dave Bangs writes.....
A decade ago local residents and countryside activists - including Green Party activists - campaigned for the inclusion of Toads Hole Valley and the rest ofthe Brighton downland fringe in a new National Park of the South Downs.
We thought we had succeeded...and so we should have...for the case was open-and-shut...
HOWEVER, a second National Park Public Inquiry to re-address boundary issues (chiefly in the western Weald) reversed the decision to include Toads Hole Valley.
NOW the Valley landowners and Green Party developmentalist councillors are having a field day
Their mad plans make NO MENTION that Toads Hole Valley was judged to be of National Park standard and is a critical part of that wider, inter-visible National Park landscape.
Why all this madness ?...What is the wider context ?
They must be challenged and not pandered to.
A sustainable future for both Brighton and the South Downs depends onredistribution and the strictest environmental protection, NOTdevelopmentalism and cosmetic environmentalism...
REJECT THIS DEVELOPMENT
PROTECT THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK
....FOR EVERYONE...FOR EVERMORE
Co-leader Brighton and Hove Community Wildlife Groups National Park Campaign 2002-4
Co-leader Brighton and Hove Defend Council Housing 2004-7