Planning to fail wildlife?

The Government is proposing a major overhaul of the planning system and this poses a huge threat to Sussex wildlife. 

Development pressure in Sussex is already high and these proposals will see an even bigger drive for new housing, without taking into account our environmental limits. 

It’s vital that nature is at the heart of the planning system but the current proposals will fail wildlife, and people too. 

Two major Government consultations are currently underway:

  1. Changes to the current planning system (now closed)
  2. Planning White Paper

We will be responding to both but also need to encourage as many individual responses as possible. Follow the links below to find out more about what's being proposed, why this matters and how to get involved - please take action today.

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 current 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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    • Summer Plans, make sure you don't miss out

      Summer Plans, make sure you don't miss out

      The Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Policy Team are currently working on two important public consultations. Find out how you can get involved and stand up for wildlife right now.

    • Stand your ground for nature

      Stand your ground for nature

      Tor Lawrence speaks out on the the dichotomy that is Nature vs Development, highlighted by Local Authorities under the expectation of meeting nationally set housing targets, versus their ability to integrate these into the landscape, whilst valuing and embedding Nature’s Recovery in one of the most nature depleted countries in the world.

    • Development pressure

      Development pressure

      Jess Price explains how Sussex Wildlife Trust engages proactively with the planning system

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