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Dr Ian Thwaites, spokesman for KSG, has written directly to Tony Pidgley, who is the founder and Chairman of Berkeley Group Holdings, making explicit his concerns regarding the risk of anthrax should the field in front of Great House Farm be built on. The text of this letter is reproduced below. Copies were sent to Francis Maude MP, councillors and officers at HDC as well as Environmental Health. To date, there has been no reply. Read More


On 13th August, we had a meeting with Horsham District Council. The purpose was to get a feel for how HDC views the present situation now their Local Plan has been submitted to the Planning Inspector who will decide upon it during late autumn. Present at the meeting were Ian Thwaites and Richard Page of KSG, and Southwater’s three District Councillors, Claire Vickers, Ian Howard and John Chidlow, plus officers from HDC’s Planning Department and Environmental Health. This is our summary of the meeting.

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Our team of intrepid volunteers spent much of May and June gathering signatures door-to-door and in Lintot Square for the petition against Berkeley Homes’ planning application for 634 houses west of the Worthing Road. To date nearly 2800 people have signed this, and you can still add your name online HERE. We shall deliver it to Horsham District Council at the opportune moment.   Read More