Above: the field where the development would take place: Right: protestors campaigned again the Linden Homes plan
EAST Grinstead Town Council will consider tonight whether to submit a response to the Planning Inspector’s appeal hearing over proposals for the development of Hill Place Farm in Turners Hill Road.
Linden Homes sought permission for up to 200 homes on the site with new internal roads, footpaths and landscaping, and has submitted an application for the provision of a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space.
EGTC recommended refusal of the scheme at their meeting of 8 December 2014 as the proposed development is within the Strategic Gap between Crawley Down and East Grinstead.
Councillors also judged the proposal would create an increase in traffic on the Crawley Down Road and associated junctions.
The Bluebell Railway objected too on the grounds that they had not, and would not, grant permission for access under a bridge they own.
EGTC also considered and recommended refusal of a revised plan on 8 June 2015, which was then refused by Mid Sussex District Council.
Linden Homes subsequently appealed directly to the Secretary of State.
At tonight’s Planning Committee councillors will decide whether the Town Council should submit a response to the Inspector.