Penland Farm housing development refused

By Isobel Holloway

There were cheers of delight from a packed gallery when MSDC drew that essential ‘Line in the Sand’ on Thursday 3rd April. The Penland Farm housing application was unanimously refused by elected Members, despite the planning officer’s recommendation for approval.

 Cuckfield was not forgotten in this debate, as much of the discussion revolved around traffic and the ‘strategic gap’.

Let’s hope speculative developers get the message - Mid-Sussex is no longer an easy target for their inappropriate proposals.

The Penland Farm Action Group have shown what can be achieved with a vocal, well-supported campaign, and they will be ‘ready and waiting’ for the appeal.