Taylor Wimpey Application

The Society is delighted to report that the District Planning Committee decided at their meeting on 14th July 2016 by a clear 8:4 vote majority to refuse this application for 130 houses on a green field site above Gravelye Lane.

This robust decision, following detailed discussion and consideration by Councillors, Planning Officers and Legal Officers of the issues, will be important in the event that an appeal is lodged, as we are press on to protect the all-important rural backdrop which forms the setting of Lindfield Common and the last remnant of the rural gap between Lindfield and the ancient settlement of Walstead.

Our thanks go to those who took the trouble to create and support the Lindfield Neighbourhood Plan and to make representations to the District Council against the proposal and who were not put off by the fear of failure.  The outcome was due entirely to your efforts.