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Get ready to object!

Some of you may have already heard this (sad) news, but we just wanted to put you on warning that we understand Loxwood Claypits / Protreat have now submitted their application to West Sussex County Council (WSCC).

We don’t know what the application will be for yet, but the public consultation last year was for a commercial development of claypits with waste recycling in the woods.

The application is “pending validation” by WSCC to ensure it is complete, and it will then be formally ratified and published on their web site (expected early next week). As of this morning there is nothing on the website.

Once it is published, The Stop the Claypit community campaign group will review the application. Then we will circulate a summary of the key policy objection points and some guidance notes on ‘how to object’ – please look out for this on email & social media channels.

If you share our views, we then need as many people as possible to submit their own formal objection to WSCC – please note that you have just 21 days from the date of publication to submit an objection.

Anyone over the age of 18 can object, and this can be done by hard copy letter, by email or via the WSCC web site. Please encourage all family, friends, neighbours etc etc to do so, as the highest possible number of objections is critical to showing WSCC the strength of community feeling.

Such sad news that it appears this is happening, but let’s hope we can collectively bring any development plans for these currently tranquil woodlands to a halt.

Thanks, in anticipation of your support.



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