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On 26 May 2017, the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (prepared by the County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority) was submitted to the Government. Mr Jonathan Manning, an independent Planning Inspector, has been appointed to conduct an Examination-in-Public (EiP) to determine whether the Plan is ‘sound’ and ‘legally complaint’. The Planning […]

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Whilst the Conservative candidate for Bramber  Castle headlines his latest leaflet with ‘Actions speaking louder than words’, one of his claimed successes was not his, another action by Horsham District Council could have been prevented by him, but was not, and a spectactular inaction was not even mentioned (no surprise there I suppose!). The removal […]

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Sand quarry meeting packs out village centre

by derekdeedman on 11 May, 2016

Members of the public struggled to squeeze into The Steyning Centre on Monday evening to discuss proposals for a sand quarry in Steyning. Around 180 people attended the meeting, which was held before Steyning’s annual parish council meeting, over a proposed plan to extract 850,000 tonnes of soft sand from Ham Farm on the edge […]

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Save Steyning is an action group made up of local people that oppose the creation of a quarry at Ham Farm less than a mile from Steyning Leisure Centre. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) plans to allow the extraction of 850000 tonnes of sand from this site; generating air, noise and light pollution; significantly increasing Heavy Goods Vehicle […]

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Commenting on the vote to allow fracking under National Parks, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “The Government today relaxed the rules on fracking around and under National Parks and other protected sites. The Government used a parliamentary wheeze to pass the change with no parliamentary debate. “Last week the Government signed up to a […]

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By Stuart Bonar who was the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Plymouth Moor View. Leaving the European Union would be a big deal. It would mean slamming on the brakes, crunching the gears and setting out on a new course, and, in the run-up to the EU referendum, the No campaign will argue that we […]

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Tim Farron interveiw with his local newspaper

by derekdeedman on 26 July, 2015

The first people Tim Farron called on becoming Liberal Democrat leader were his local paper, the Westmorland Gazette. Here are some highlights of his first in-depth interview as leader: Turning his local success into a national phenomenon This is a big deal. It will be a great responsibility and I will work tirelessly to fight for Liberal […]

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As the former County Councillor for Bramber Castle I was pleased to attend this Opening this morning by Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel & South Downs. As constituents of Bramber Castle will know, from Focus leaflets and this website, I campaigned for many years to have a an alternative and safer Downs Link crossing of […]

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A NEW bridleway and footpath will be created in Bramber, to offer an alternative to crossing the busy A283. The path will be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders on the popular Downs Link between Steyning and Shoreham. It will run close to the River Adur, passing under the A283 road bridge and through […]

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Further to my previous report on the massive funding for cycling improvements in the South Downs National Park it is great news that, as I had hoped, a significant sum will be invested in a proper safe crossing for the Downs Link over the A283 in Bramber. I campaigned with local people for a safer crossing for cyclists, […]

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