Planning to fail wildlife?

In 2020, the Government proposed a major overhaul of the planning system, which poses a huge threat to Sussex wildlife. 

Development pressure in Sussex is already high and the proposals set out in the two consultations below, would have seen an even bigger drive for new housing, without taking into account our environmental limits. We successfully managed to stop the worst changes to the current planning system, however it is still not clear what overall reforms will look like.  

It’s vital that nature is at the heart of the planning system. Click on the links below to find out more about the consultations that ran and the possible outcomes:

  1. Changes to the current planning system 
  2. Planning White Paper 

The Sussex Wildlife Trust responded to both consultations and we want to thank all of the people who supported us by submitting their own comments and objections. 

Sussex Wildlife Trust is not anti-development or against new housing - we know the planning system is not perfect and we do want to see reform, but the 2020 proposals will make a bad situation much worse. 

We believe that new homes should be inspiring and beautiful places to live, where people and nature thrive together. We are campaigning for an evidence-based planning system that empowers local communities and protects and enhances the rich biodiversity of Sussex.

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News from Planning to fail wildlife?

    • Oldhouse Warren and Center Parcs update

      Oldhouse Warren and Center Parcs update

      A big thank you to everyone who contacted Center Parcs and the various local decision-makers (MPs and Councillors) to highlight that Oldhouse Warren is the wrong place to build a new holiday village

    • Save Oldhouse Warren ancient woodland

      Save Oldhouse Warren ancient woodland

      Please tell Center Parcs and our local councillors and MPs, that Oldhouse Warren ancient woodland is the wrong place for a huge holiday park.

    • Nature is feeling the squeeze

      Nature is feeling the squeeze

      As we head in to the second week of COP26, we’re also entering week two of the Examinations in Public for the Worthing and Brighton Local Plans, which will shape development for the next 15 years.

    • Standing up for nature in November

      Standing up for nature in November

      The Local Plans for Worthing and Brighton & Hove are now entering the crucial Examination in Public phase, and we’ll be there as a voice for wildlife.

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