Mayfields has been dealt a series of seismic blows this week in the form of a relentless barrage of deeply damaging National... and even International media coverage.
The hero of the piece is local land owner, Robert Worsley who has gone public over his decision to turn down Mayfields’ millions to protect our countryside. His story has now reached just about every corner of the world!
He was offered up to £ 275m for his 550 acre farm but refused the money saying; “We are seeing lovely rural Sussex being eroded away by ever increasing sizes of development.”
But Robert is not alone… he is just one of 200 land owners in the area who have said they will not deal with Mayfields.
Together they amass 4,300 acres “Not for sale!”
The Mail will be telling Robert’s story in a 2,000 word in-depth article to be published within the next few days and some other principled land owners have been talking to Victoria Lambert for a feature in The Telegraph.
Here is just a sample of this week’s press:
Farmers Weekly: http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/farmer-rejects-275m-bid-for-his-220ha-farm.htm
Chris Evans Show BBC2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02r8z5l
BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-32706545
MailOnline: http://www. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3077598/West-Sussex-farmer-Robert-Worsley-gave-275m-save-village-hero-time.html
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3075980/Farmer-turns-275MILLION-sell-land-housing-Father-two-says-doing-massive-disfavour-community-took-money-ran.html
Sunday Times: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Society/article1554280.ece
The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/farmer-rejects-275m-from-developers-for-his-sussex-land-in-local-fight-against-building-sprawl-on-green-areas-10242455.html?origin=internalSearch
West Sussex County Times: http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/twineham-farmer-explains-275million-land-sale-refusal-1-6740165
Video: West Sussex County Times: http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/video-more-support-for-twineham-farmer-who-refused-to-sell-land-1-6741760
Mid Sussex Times :http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/local/twineham-farmer-explains-275million-land-sale-refusal-1-6740165
Video: Mid Sussex Times: http://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/local/video-more-support-for-twineham-farmer-who-refused-to-sell-land-1-6741760