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Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 14:51:14 +0000
Subject: [Fwd: Ancient Woodland for the Chop]


Subject: Ancient Woodland for the Chop
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 00:17:45 -0000

Ancient Woodland for the chop

Dear Friends,

May I bring to your attention... a wretched plan to turn a leafy meandering pre-historic droveway into a 60 mph highway as part of an 875-unit housing and 9.1 acre industrial development, which is partly in woodland partly on farmland.

Titnore Lane links the A27 to the A259 on the western outskirts of Worthing and the scheme is to widen and straighten the lane. To accomplish this, several hundred trees, many over 150 years old and comprising: Oak, Ash, Birch and Willow alongside the lane will be felled. These trees are part of one of the last remaining areas of ancient woodland on the coastal plan.

Furthermore the full development covers over 125 acres and is within the Countryside Agency's 'Area of Search' for the proposed South Downs National Park. It would be clearly seen from Highdown Hill (National Trust) and once the tree canopy is removed, the full horror of the Titnore Lane disaster would dominate and destroy the setting of the South Downs area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards the north.

May I please urge you to write with urgency and object to this scheme by writing / e-mailing to -

The Head of Planning
Portland House
Richmond Road
West Sussex BN11 1LF

e-mail - - please quote reference: WB/01/01041/FULL

The free (less than honest) non-technical environmental impact summary is available from the same address
- the full technical one is £50!

Please feel free to copy the body of this mail to anyone you think may be interested enough to write.

With best wishes,


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