Seaford MP and Councillor Fight to Save Green Space from Development

Maria Caulfield MP with Cllr Sam Adeniji

Maria Caulfield, Member of Parliament for Lewes, is supporting Seaford Councillor Sam Adeniji’s campaign to save Chyngton Field from development.

Lewes District Council’s draft local plan documents have the site as deliverable for 40 homes. Lewes District has not had a local plan in place since the previous Lib-Dem/Green coalition allowed the local plan to expire in May 2021 which has meant that green spaces like Chyngton Field are no longer protected from development.

Commenting, Cllr Sam Adeniji said:

“These proposed homes would probably be unaffordable to many residents of Seaford, Chyngton Field is not within walking distance of schools, shops, medical and other facilities.  There is no public transport close to the Chyngton Field.

Whilst I understand that no decisions have been made about any of the sites highlighted by LDC in their Development Capacity Study and of the Land Availability Assessment, over the years I and my conservative colleagues have campaigned successfully to prevent any development on Chyngton fields as it a gateway to the South Downs National Park and the South Hill Barn, building on this site would bring urbanisation into this special area.  Hence the need for the site to be retained for protection, I will do all I can to prevent this site from being built on”

Maria Caulfield MP Said:

“I am fully supporting Cllr Adeniji’s campaign to save this vital green space, we as local Conservatives have long been pushing Lewes District Council to pursue a brown-field first policy and to not build on our precious green fields. The District council must listen to local residents concerns on this”

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