Destruction of the Sussex Weald

The Low Weald Sussex is an area of beautiful and unspoilt countryside on Henfield’s north-eastern border.

Mayfield Market Town’s proposal for a new town comprising between 7,000 and 10,000 houses is in an unsustainable location, which means it will affect the local environment for thousands of acres beyond its footprint, damaging vital local habitats. Meadows, riverbanks and woodland are all part of the Low Weald Sussex. Please see our gallery of photos of this beautiful part of the Sussex countryside to get an idea of just how much is at risk.

The Low Weald Sussex is home to an array of listed species.

LAMBS have commissioned ecological reports which have identified 56 bird species, including thriving populations of Nightingales and Barn Owls. This total represents 22.6% of the birds recognised by the RSPB as regular “British” birds. Of these, 9 are red-listed and 8 are amber-listed species. There is an important bee corridor directly through the proposed development site, which needs to be preserved at all costs.

A full ecological report covering the full spectrum of species will be available for download soon.

Mayfield Market Town would blight the views from Devil’s Dyke; destroying the world famous lookout point.

John Constables “grandest view in the world” is of national importance. The lookout point brings in thousands of visitors each year and is the symbol of the Sussex countryside. Mayfields plan to build their development right in the middle of the views; destroying the landscape forever.