LAMBS is launching a new fund raising campaign with the clear message to Mayfield Market Towns that “enough is enough.”

The new initiative is to counter the “serious threat” still posed by this company’s sustained and repeated attacks on the county’s local planning process.

During the past six months Mayfields has submitted formal objections not only to the Mid Sussex and Horsham District Plans, but also to the Lewes, Crawley and Brighton and Hove ones. Last month they made new objections to Horsham’s modified plan (which exactly complies with the Inspector’s recommendations) - they have even criticised the Government Planning Inspector, Geoff Salter!

Arundel and South Downs MP, Nick Herbert and Mid Sussex MP, Sir Nicholas Soames are both outspoken in their criticism of Mayfields’ behaviour.

“They’re not getting their way through the democratic process, so they are trying to subvert it,” says Mr Herbert. “I think it is absolutely contemptible.”

LAMBS has pledged to fight for the rights of the local communities by using both people power and its team of professional legal and planning experts.

“Mayfields is sabotaging our local plans,” says LAMBS Fund raiser, Zoe Roos. “But it is clear that despite the obvious injustice of this deeply undemocratic attack, we need to dig deeper into our pockets. The LAMBS committee is working flat-out, but right now what we need more than anything is to replenish our fighting fund!”

Last year, funded by money raised by the local community, LAMBS provided expert evidence and professional legal support at the Examination of Horsham Plan. The District’s modified plan goes before the Inspector in July and Mid Sussex’s District Plan will be examined in the autumn.

“We thank every single one of the hundreds of people who have contributed so far,” says Zoe. “But, unless we are able to take the campaign through to a successful conclusion then all our efforts and money will have been wasted!”

*To ensure the whole county is made aware of the situation, LAMBS is asking everyone to forward this message on to five of their friends and neighbours.

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